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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Wolf, Simon

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WOLF, Simon, lawyer, b. in Hinzweiler, Bavaria, 28 Oct., 1836. He emigrated to the United States at an early age, and for several years followed business pursuits, but began to read law, and was graduated at the Cleveland law-school in 1861. In 1862 he went to Washington, and in 1869 he was appointed recorder of deeds for the District of Columbia, holding that office until May, 1878. In July, 1881, he received the post of consul-general in Egypt, which he resigned in May, 1882. He has been active in Jewish charitable and educational movements, and is a frequent lecturer on social, literary, and political topics.