I.A.L. Diamond
Date of Birth
Jun 27, 1920
Birth Place:
Ungeny, Rumania


I.A.L. Diamond was not born with this moniker, but chose it for himself while working on the campus newspaper at Columbia University. (Reportedly, the I is either for Isadore or Israel and the A and L he chose because "they look interesting after I.") Born in Romania, Diamond was raised in Brooklyn, where he gained attention early on for his stellar academic achievements. Upon finishing his...