Irving Kane was born in Kiev. His father was a wealthy businessman. He feld with his fmialy in 1913 to Cleveland, Ohio. Kane attended Glenville High School and studied law at Case Western Reserve. In 1930, he joined a law firm, headed by James Metzenbaum. In 1937, he left the firm to create his own along with Marvin J. Laronge. Then in 1945, he turned his attention to more civc cases. Kane servered as Chairman, Jewish Community Relations Committee of Cleveland from 1947-1950; chairman National Community Relations Advisory Council 1949-1953; President, Jewish Community Council of Cleveland, 1950-52; member Mayor's Community Relations Board of Cleveland; Vice-President, Jewish Jewish Community Federation of Clevland, 1952-1955. Kane was fellow at Brandeis from 1957-1959 and a trustee beginning in 1960. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Kane promoted the national welfare of the Jewish community. Kane died in 1997 at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.