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Samuel Deitsch was born in Philadelphia around 1890. Deitsch played a major part in New York's garment industry during the first half of the 20th century. Deitsch served as president of the Industrial Council of Cloak, Suit and Skirt Manufacturers. He also worked as treasurer of the National Coat and Suit Industry Recovery Board. In addition to these position, Deitsch was a founding member of the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1944. He was active in both World Wars; after serving as a private in WWI, Deitsch was a major figure in the garment industry's war production strategy. Samuel Deitsch passed away on April 10, 1966.