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American Jewish Newspaperman, Friend of Presidents, Dies at Washington

Headed by President Coolidge and Chief Justice Taft, many prominent men in public and private life attended funeral services for Gus. J. Karger here, prior to the sending of his body to Cinicinnati for burial today. The honorary pallbearers were Chief Justice Taft, Assistant Secretary of War Dwight L. Davis, Senator Willis of Ohio, Representatives Burton and Longworth of Ohio. The active pallbearers included Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio. The National Press Club of Washington, of which Karger was former president, and press galleries at the capitol were represented by special delegations, while many other prominent journalists were present.

Gus J. Karger, veteran Washington newsaper correspondent of the Cincinati “Times Star”, died here Tuesday. He was a personal friend of Chief Justice Tait, for whom he acted as personal press representative in the campaign of 1908. Taft was one of the first to go to his bedside when Karger was stricken recently. President Harding was also a personal friend of Karger, who took a prominent part in the publicity work of the Harding campaign of 1920. In 1912 Karger was Director of the Bureau of Organization for the Republican National Committee. He was also highly regarded by several other Presidents. He was fifty-eight years old.

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