Abraham Epstein was born in Russia on April 20, 1892. He came to the United States in 1910 and became a naturalized citizen in 1917. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1917 and did graduate work the following year. He was interested in workers' education and became first Secretary-Treasurer of the Workers' Education Bureau, which was formed after the 1921 Workers' Education Conference. He subsequently served as lecturer at both Brooklyn College and New York University. He served as Executive Secretary of the American Association of Social Security and was editor of Social Security, the official publication of the American Association for Social Security.
Mr. Epstein was the author of a number of books and numerous journal articles in the fields of aging, social security, and workers' education. He died on May 5, 1942.