Albert Fiebach - Attorney, Civic Leader, Shrine Head

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Albert H. Fiebach 1928
Albert H. Fiebach 1928

Albert Fiebach was an attorney, civic leader, and former national Shrine head. He was a senior partner of Fiebach, Hauser & DiLeone, a specialist in corporate, finance, estate, and labor law.

Mr. Fiebach served as a police prosecutor, traffic judge, clerk, auditor, and solicitor of Bratenahl Village from 1914 through 1934.

Albert was chosen potentate of Al Koran Shrine at the annual election on January 19, 1928. More than 4,000 members attended the ceremony.

Albert Henry Fiebach was born on August 28, 1876, in Brownhelm Township, Lorain County, Ohio, to Peter and Sarah Fiebach. He received his education in district schools before attending Oberlin Academy from 1892 to 1895 and Oberlin College from 1895 to 1896. He studied for two years at the University of Michigan and returned to Oberlin for a senior year receiving his A.B. degree in 1899.  He went on to Harvard Law School, receiving an LL.B. degree in 1902 and was admitted to the bar in December 1902.

Albert married Louise June Bogart on November 30, 1905, in Shenandoah, Iowa. June was born on November 4, 1877, in Neponset, Illinois. She was also a graduate of Oberlin College.

Albert and June had one daughter, Mary Bogart (Bliss), born on March 15, 1914. Mary attended Bratenahl School and graduated from Hathaway Brown school. She later became a clerk and solicitor for Bratenahl Village.

Fiebach was a director of Ohio Forge & Machine Corporation and other industrial companies. He was a member of the Cleveland, Ohio State, and American Bar Associations, director of Public Health and the Welfare City of Cleveland, organizer, and trustee for Cleveland Federated Charities and the executive committee of Legal Aid Society Cleveland, the legal committee of Associated Charities, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.

He was a member of the Republican Central Committee and Executive Committee of Cuyahoga County. He was the health and welfare director in Cleveland during the second administration of Mayor Harry L. Davis.

Fiebach was a 33rd degree Mason and in 1942, served as the imperial potentate of the Shrine. In 1948, he became the most illustrious grand sovereign, Red Cross of Constantine. Most of his energies were devoted to the fund-raising campaign of the Shrine’s hospitals of crippled children.

Albert was one of the oldest active members of the Singers Club and the Heights Rotary Club. Social clubs included the Cleveland Athletic, Rotary, and Union clubs.

June died on December 2, 1950. Albert died at University Hospital on July 16, 1955, and was buried alongside June in Lake View Cemetery.