Edward Rosenblum, 92, the former executive director of the Jewish Community Center in Washington and a member of the Washington Boxing Hall of Fame, died of a heart ailment July 19 at Suburban Hospital.
Mr. Rosenblum, who also was one of the center's organizers, served as its executive director for about 20 years before he retired in 1958.
He was born in Bayonne, N.J., came to Washington around 1910 and earned a law degree at Georgetown University.
During World War I Mr. Rosenblum served in the Army in Europe, and he remained in Europe for five years after the war working for the Jewish Welfare Board. He participated in famine relief programs in Eastern Europe before returning to Washington and entering private law practice in 1923.
He was a sports enthusiast with a special interest in boxing, and he was instrumental in persuading Congress to pass legislation regulating boxing in the District of Columbia in the early 1930s.
Mr. Rosenblum was a member of the Amateur Athletic Union, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Georgetown University Alumni Association, and the Touchdown Club. He also was a member of Adas Israel Congregation and B'nai B'rith.
He lived in Washington until moving to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington last fall.
Mr. Rosenblum's wife, Blanche Cohen Rosenblum, died in the mid-1960s. There are no immediate survivors.