Ferd Weil

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Ferd Weil

Ferdinand Frank Weil Sr (born March 18, 1911 in Birmingham; died September 22, 1996 in Birmingham) was a partner in the Vaughan-Weil clothing store.

Weil was the son of German-born Adolph Weil and his Hungarian-born wife, Elona. He founded his store in partnership with Paul Vaughan in 1941 and married the framer Amy Schottenfels of Ohio in 1944.

Weil was a co-founder and chair of Birmingham's Downtown Action Committee and of the Birmingham Vulcans World Football League franchise. He served as president of Temple Emanu-El from 1967 to 1969 and of the Jewish Community Center from 1976 to 1977.

In 1994, the parking deck adjacent to the Southside Station was named in his honor.

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