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J. D. B. News Letter

Judge Louis Swig of Taunton, Mass., was elected a member of the Municipal Council in the popular election held a few days ago. Taunton has only 100 Jewish families. He is the second Jew to be a member of the city government. His father, Simon Swig, is the other Jew in the history of the city to be elected to public office. Twenty-five years ago the elder Swig was selected as a ward alderman. Judge Swig was named by Eugene Foss as associate Justice in 1913. The Judge is active in Jewish work and has been chairman of many drives for funds.