Born in Bohemia, Louis Fleischner was destined to travel far from the nineteenth century ghetto of his childhood. A pioneer, Fleischner braved the uncharted country of the West, dealing fairly with the Indian, and using his excellent sense of commerce to enrich himself and the communities in which he lived. His scrupulous and astute ethics made him indispensable to his fellow Americans who drafted him as the State Treasurer of Oregon. His life-long love for a childhood sweetheart, which resolved in her marriage to another man and her premature death due to lack of adequate medical facilities, inspired him to erect a hospital in his native village, and he also built the first elaborate synagogue in Oregon. An interesting supplement to the study of Judaism in America, this biography is recommended to temple and Sunday school libraries.