New York Times

President and One of the Founders of Dry Goods House of Saks & Co.
Andrew Saks, President and one of the founders of Saks & Co., the dry goods house, died yesterday morning in his apartment at Sherry's. Death followed a long illness. Mr. Saks is survived by Mrs. Saks, by his two sons, William A. Saks and Horace Saks, and by his daughter, Mrs. Edgar J. Meyer.

Andrew Saks was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1847. At various times in his life he was interested in a variety of mercantile enterprises in that city and in Washington, as well as in New York. It was in the sixties that he and his brother, Isador Saks, established Saks & Co. in Washington, as dealers in men's clothing. His interest there he subsequently sold to his brother. Saks & Co.'s store in New York was founded in 1902, and although Andrew Saks continued to supervise the business up to the time of his death, he gave over the more active direction five years ago. His brother, Isador Saks, is Vice President.

Mr. Saks was a member of the Criterion and Harmony Clubs.

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