Maksis "Max" Lazerson (Latvian: Maksis Lazersons; 1 February 1887 in Jelgava, Russian Empire (present day Latvia) – 29 November 1951 in New York City, New York, USA) was a Latvian politician, jurist and philosopher. He was a member of Saeima from 1922 to 1925 and again in 1928 to 1931. He led the Zionist Party.


In 1916 he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of St. Petersburg. In 1917 he joined the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Provisional Government. In 1920 he was again in Latvia, where he became involved with the movement Cejrej-Cion. He taught at the School of Economics and the Russian university in Riga. In 1922 obtained the mandate of a Member of Parliament, which he held until 1925. Re-elected in 1928, (up to 1931). In 1934, he left Latvia and went to Mandatory Palestine, where he taught at the School of Law and Economics in Tel Aviv. Later, he stayed in the US. He worked in the Justice Department and taught public international law at Columbia University. He died on 29 November 1951, aged 64 in New York[1]


  1. ^ "Max Lazerson. Noted Labor Zionist, Educator, Dies at 64". JTA. 2 December 1951. Retrieved 18 February cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"\"""\"""'""'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}

Further reading

(In Russian)

  • Критико-биографический словарь русских писателей и ученых (от начала русской образованности до наших дней). СПб, 1889—1914.