Hugo Marx Jr

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This article is about Hugo Jr. For others with the same name, see Hugo Marx (disambiguation).

Victor Hugo Marx Jr (born April 12, 1914 in Birmingham; died February 14, 2009 in Birmingham) was the founder of Hugo Marx & Co. investment bankers.

Marx was the son of Hugo Marx Sr and the former Elsie Bensinger. His siblings included Nathan and Billy Marx.

Marx attended Lakeview School and Phillips High School. He enrolled at the University of Alabama and was the manager of the 1934 Crimson Tide football team that won the Rose Bowl. He married the former Barbara Wertheimer in 1938. During World War II her served as a U.S. Army officer in the Philippines.

The Marxes had three children: Linda, Hugo III, and Lisa. After Barbara's death in 1949 he married the former Bernice Cohen.

Marx worked diligently as long-time president of the investment bank after his father's death in 1958. He also served on the board of Temple Emanu-El and Hillcrest Country Club.

Even after passing the title to his son, Marx came to the office every day until his health prevented it. The firm closed in January 2009 and he died a month later. He is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.


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