HARRY D. HENSHEL
Country: United States
Born: June 29, 1890, in Rochester, New
Died: May 15, 1961
A founder of the United States Committee Sports for Israel in 1948,
Colonel Henshel served as the organization’s first president. He
member of the U.S. Olympic Basketball Committee from its inception in
1936 until his death in 1961, serving as its chairman in 1956.
Henshel is the father of Harry B. Henshel, longtime American track
and developer in 1948 of the Bulova Phototimer, the first sports automatic
timing device. Harry B. was president of the Bulova Watch Company,
and father Harry D. was Bulova’s vice president.
Colonel Henshel was a major influence on and benefactor of American
Jewish charitable organizations and projects.