Martin N. Nathanson, Retired Racing Official, Passes Away: Served Sport for More Than Forty Years at Major Tracks Throughout North America, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-22


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Martin H Nathanson Retired Racing Official Passes Away Served Sport for More Than Forty Years at Major Tracks Throughout North America AmericaMartin Martin N Nathanson former racing of ¬ ficial who previous to his retirement eight years ago had served the sport for more than 40 years died here Tuesday night nightVictim Victim of coronary thrombosis the 82 yearold official succumbed following a short illness He suffered his first serious attack last Sunday and following removal from his apartment to the Swedish Cov ¬ enant Hospital made a remarkable though never encouraging fight before death ended his suffering sufferingDuring During his long service in racing Mr Nathanson acted as racing secretary handicapper and steward and served at major tracks in all parts of the United States and in Cuba Mexico and Canada During the closing years of his long career lie was on the staffs of tracks in the Chi ¬ cago area Texajs and New England EnglandBorn Born in Albahy N Y Mr Nathanson had his early education there Later he came to Chicago where he entered Northwestern University to study chem ¬ istry Following his graduation he became a practicing chemist but remained in this lield for only a short time before entering journalism His work with the old Chicago Record and other Chicago newspapers brought him in contact with racing and his first direct connection with the turf came at the Roby track near here where he served in the dual capacity of steward and correspondent Later he gave up news ¬ paper work to give his entire time to racing racingAs As a racing secretary and handicapper Continued on Page three Turf World Mourns Death Of Martin N Ndthanson NdthansonRetired Retired Racing Official Served For Over 40 Years at Major Tracks TracksContinued Continued from Page One OneMr Mr Nathanson was without peer His of ¬ ficiating in the capacity of steward was equally efficient and not long after he had accepted his first stewardship he had the reputation of being one of the most fearless of officials He initiated many innovations in racing and always was among the first to give assistance to those in need needAmong Among those at the hospital at the time of his death was Miss Elsa Gronenberg his secretary and assistant for many years yearsHe He is survived by a sister Mrs Jennie M Cahn and Edwin Cahn a nephew nephewServices Services will be held at 2 oclock this afternoon in the Klaner Chapel at 4717 Broadway and the remains will be interred in Rosehill Cemetery HOMEWOOD 111 June 21 The pass ¬ ing of Martin N Nathanson veteran turf official who died in Chicago last night grieved his scores of friends engaged in the racing at Washington Park The beloved and able official was the friend of many horsemen members of the racing staff newspaper men and others here hereDETROIT DETROIT Mich June 21 Charles F Henry racing secretary at the Fair Grounds expressed himself as deeply grieved over the announcement of the death of Martin Nathanson in Chicago Henry was a protege of the deceased ob ¬ taining his start as a racing official under the prominent secretary who retired a few years ago agoEAST EAST BOSTON Mass June 21 Turf ¬ men and officials at Suffolk Downs were deeply grieved to hear of the death Tues ¬ day night of Martin Nathanson in Chicago Many of the horsemen presently cam ¬ paigning at the local oval had raced their charges when the late judge Nathanson officiated officiatedJudge Judge Joseph A Murphy and judge Herman P Conkling members of the Suf ¬ folk Downs stewards staff served with Nathanson at several major courses

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