Philadelphia (Dec. 1)
(Jewish Daily Bulletin)
Councilman Sigmund J. Gans, prominent political leader of this city, died yesterday from pneumonia.
Mr. Gans, who was born here in 1875, entered politics in 1900. In 1908 he was elected to the State House of Representatives, serving six successive terms, and becoming chairman of the committee on Health and Sanitation. As a member of City Council Mr. Gans served upon several important committees, and was chairman of one of them. Charles B. Hall, president of Council, said that in Mr. Gans’ death “the city has lost a most valuable servant.”
Funeral services will be conducted by Rabbi Louis Wolsey, and burial will be in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
A course in the study of the Bible through correspondence is being offered by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein, president of the Union, announced.
Dr. Henry S. Morais, author of “The Jews of Philadelphia,” is the director of this Correspondence Bureau. A nominal fee is charged. The course begins with the Book of Joshua.