There has been some talk in my family over the years about my great grandfather, Meyer Lissner. Over the holidays, I scanned some old photos, and discovered that he was quite the famous fellow. Below is a liberty ship that was named after him in 1943.
I also learned that my grandfather donated a LOT of his papers to the Stanford Library as the Meyer Lissner Papers. I haven't read up much on him yet, but he seems pretty influential to California history as part of a reform movement.
Interesting stuff. I'm going to have to do some researching on this fellow one of these days.