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A Forgotten Baroness

Maud Rosenbaum
Maud Rosenbaum was born on 13 January 1902, to Mr. Emanuel F. and Maud Yondorf Rosenbaum of Chicago, IL. She attended Oaksmere school. In Spalding's Official Athletic Almanac 1922, Maud is listed as the American record holder and the preparatory school record with a distance of 94' 2" in the basketball throw. Maud also held the Oaksmere School record in the basketball throw and the baseball throw (202' 6"). In competition, best throws with each hand are added together for a final distance.
  • In the Paris Meet, Maude finished third in the shot put with a throw of 57 feet. She was also the team's field manager.
  • In 1927, she married Baron Giorgio di Giacomo Levi (d 1969) in Paris, France and moved to Rome. They had one daughter.
  • In 1930, Baroness Maud Levi returned to the United States to play tennis competitively. Her court assets were described in The Literary Digest in August 12, 1933, as being "her chopstroke, volley, ground-covering ability, and net play."
  • Maud won four tennis titles in 1933, including the New York State Tennis Championship. In 1934, the U. S. Tennis Association ranked her a 7th among women's singles players.
  • She divorced the Baron in 1934, and in 1935, married H. Walter Blumenthal of New York City.
  • Maud Blumenthal died on May 3, 1981, in New York City.
About Maud Levi (Rosenbaum)

Maud Blumenthal, Tennis Player Who Won Many Titles in 1930's
Maud Blumenthal, a top-ranking tennis player of the 1930's, died Sunday at her home at 200 East 72d Street. She was 79 years old.
A native of Chicago and the daughter of a wealthy shoe manufacturer, Emmanual Rosenbaum, Mrs. Blumenthal was educated in the United States and Europe. In the mid-1920's she began competing in tournaments in Italy as Baroness Giacomo Giorgio Levi, using the name of her first husband. She won the Italian title four times and was active in other sports, coaching teams in basketball, track and hockey for Olympic competition.
Returning to the United States in 1930, she became a leading player on the tennis circuit. She won the New York State clay-court championship several times and the Eastern title. In 1935, she was married to H. Walter Blumenthal, a New York stockbroker.
Mrs. Blumenthal is survived by a daughter, Nina Sweeney of Philadelphia.
-- The New York Times, May 5, 1981
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Maud Rosenbaum was born on 13 January 1902, to Mr. Emanuel F. and Maud Yondorf Rosenbaum of Chicago, IL. She attended Oaksmere school.
In Spalding's Official Athletic Almanac 1922, Maud is listed as the American record holder and the preparatory school record with a distance of 94' 2" in the basketball throw. Maud also held the Oaksmere School record in the basketball throw and the baseball throw (202' 6"). In competition, best throws with each hand are added together for a final distance.
In the Paris Meet, Maude finished third in the shot put with a throw of 57 feet. She was also the team's field manager. In 1927, she married Baron Giorgio di Giacomo Levi in Paris, France and moved to Rome. They had one daughter.
In 1930, Baroness Maud Levi returned to the United States to play tennis competitively. Her court assets were described in The Literary Digest in August 12, 1933, as being "her chopstroke, volley, ground-covering ability, and net play."
Maud won four tennis titles in 1933, including the New York State Tennis Championship. In 1934, the U. S. Tennis Association ranked her a 7th among women's singles players.
She divorced the Baron in 1934, and in 1935, married H. Walter Blumenthal of New York City. Maud Blumenthal died on May 3, 1981, in New York City.

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