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Herbert May Named to League Opium Board

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

Herbert L. May, long prominently identified with the business and civic life of Pittsburgh, was selected a member of the permanent central opium board of the League of Nations at a meeting of the League of Nations’ Council in Lugano, Switzerland, according to word reaching this city. The board consists of eight members. May, who recently severed his connection with his former business interests here, now maintains a residence in Paris. He is considered an expert in matters of finance, taxation, general business, and corporate administration.

Mr. May has been a director and member of the executive board of the Citizens’ Committee on City Plan since 1919. During the war he was assistant food administrator of Allegheny county. From December 1925 he has been connected with the research department of the Foreign Policy Association, specializing on the study of international laws regarding opium traffic. He made a trip around the world, ending February 1928, and wrote a report on his study of drugs and opium in 1927. He appeared in Geneva in 1927 before the Advisory Committee to present his report.

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