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J.D.B. News Letter

The oath of office was administered to Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York State and to Lieutenant-Governor Herbert H. Lehman, by the brother of the new Lieutenant-Governor, Judge Irving Lehman of the Court of Appeals, who performed the same function two years ago when Governor Smith was sworn into office. Governor Smith presented his successor to Justice Lehman, who officiated and was a witness to the oath.

This ceremony took place at the Executive Mansion on Monday evening, prior to the official, formal ceremony on Tuesday, after a dinner at which Governor and Mrs. Smith were the guests of the Roosevelts. The swearing in of the new Governor took place in the Executive Mansion before about one hundred guests. With his hand resting on the 200-year-old Roosevelt Bible, the new Governor swore to uphold the constitution, while Judge Lehman read the oath. A burst of applause followed Mr. Roosevelt’s short address. Then Judge Lehman swore in his brother as Lieutenant-Governor. The Roosevelt Bible was also used by Col. Lehman in taking his oath of office.

Lieutenant-Governor Herbert H. Lehman has again assumed the leadership in an energetic effort now under way by the officers and workers of the Jewish Education Association to increase the budget of the organization for the current year, Bernard Semel, honorary secretary of the Association, announced.

Lieutenant-Governor Lehman has addressed an appeal to the friends and workers of the Jewish Education Association calling upon them to take the necessary steps for the increase of its budget.

In his letter to the members of the “Committee of One Hundred” of the Association, the Lieutenant-Governor writes “Before taking up my duties in Albany, I want to complete the task which I have recently undertaken, namely, to help provide for the budget of the Jewish Education Association. I feel that the dinner on December 9th served to stimulate interest in the splendid work of the Association. It is important that we capitalize this sentiment for the cause.”

Col. Lehman concludes his letter by (Continued on Page 4)

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