Warburg Announces Names of 41 American Non-zionists Appointed to Agency Council

The names of forty-one prominent American Jews who were selected to represent the non-Zionists of the United States on the Council of the extended Jewish Agency, which is expected to be constituted at a session in Zurich, Switzerland, August 11, were made public today by Felix M. Warburg. Mr. Warburg, who served as chairman of the Committee of Seven, appointed by Louis Marshall, at the Non-Zionist Conference held in New York City on October 21, 1928, made public the list of those selected on the occasion of the sailing for Europe of Morris Rothenberg, acting President of the Zionist Organization of America, to attend the sixteenth Zionist Congress, which will have to finally approve the agreement between the Zionists and the non-Zionists for the formation of the Jewish Agency for Palestine, as provided in the Palestine Mandate. Three more delegates are to be named as, under the agreement between Mr. Marshall and Dr. Chaim Weizmann, President of the World Zionist Organization, the American non-Zionists are entitled to 44 representatives. The non-Zionists of various European countries have named their representatives during the last several weeks, at special conferences convoked for that purpose.

Of the forty-one American delegates named, about twenty expect to proceed to Europe to participate in the August 11 Zurich session. They will hold the proxy votes of those Americans who will not be able to attend the meeting, as under the agreement, proxy vote is permissible. The delegates named are:

1, Louis Marshall; 2, Felix M. Warburg; 3, Dr. Lee K. Frankel, all of New York; 4, Dr. Abram Simon, Washington; 5, Dr. Solomon Lowenstein, New York; 6, Dr. Leo Jung, New York; 7, Dr. Samuel Schulman, New York; 8.Hon. Horace Stern, Philadelphia; 9, A. L. Saltzstein, Milwaukee; 10, Dr. Jacob Billikopf, Philadelphia; 11, Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, Boston; 12, Dr. Cyrus Adler, Philadelphia; 13, Hon. Edward Lazansky, Brooklyn, N. Y.; 14, David Bressler, New York; 15, Bernard Flexner, New York; 16, A. I, Shiplacoff, New York; 17, Louis Wiley, New York; 18, James N. Rosenberg, New York; 19, Dr. Jacob G. Lipman, New Brunswick, N. J.; 20, Jacob Harzfeld, Kansas City; 21, Hon. Eli Frank, Baltimore; 22, Hon. Herbert H. Lehman, New York; 23, Louis J. Borinstein, Indianapolis; 24, Hon, M. C. Sloss, San Francisco; 25, Edwin B. Meissner, St, Louis; 26, Dr. Jacob Lefkowitz, Dallas; 27, Dr. Julian Morgenstern, Cincinnati; 28, Harold Hirsch, Atlanta; 29, Hon. Irving Lehman, New York; 30, Ben Selling, Portland, Ore.; 31, Alexander Kahn, New York; 32, Monte M. Lemann, New Orleans; 33, David A. Brown, New York; 34, James Becker, Chicago; 35, Samuel H. Hofstadter. New York; 36, Henry Morgenthau, Jr., New York; 37, Henry Wineman, Detroit; 38, Sidney Hillman, New York; 39, Jacob Solis-Cohen, Philadelphia; 40, Meyer Elsasser, Los Angeles; 41, Sol Stroock, New York.

Brief biographical sketches of those delegates whose achievements may not be as nationally known as those of the others, are given here.

DR. ABRAM SIMON

Dr. Abram Simon, who is a former President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, is Rabbi of the Washington Hebrew Congregation since 1904, and a native of Nashville, Tennessee. He was born July 14, 1872. A graduate of Cincinnati University, he received the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College, and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Nebraska and George Washington University. From 1920 to 1923 he was the President of the Washington Board of Education. In 1924 and 1925 he held the post of president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis. He is the founder of the Synagogue Council of America,

DR. SOLOMON LOWENSTEIN

Dr. Solomon Lowenstein has been the Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies of New York since 1920. He is a graduate of Hebrew Union College, class of 1901, from which institution he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature in 1926. His entire professional career has, however, been spent in social service work. Born March 3, 1877, in Philadelphia, he received his education at the University of Cincinnati, from which he was graduated in 1898, with the degree of B.A., and at Hebrew Union College. He has held successive posts as the head worker of the Jewish Settlement of Cincinnati, as Superintendent of the United Jewish Charities of Cincinnati, Assistant Manager of the United Hebrew Charities of New York, Superintendent of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, N. Y., and for the last nine years as director of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies. In 1922, Dr. Lowenstein was the President of the National Conference of Jewish Social Service. In 1923, he served as President of the New York State Conference of Charities and Correction. He acted as Deputy Commissioner of the American Red Cross to Palestine, and in 1918-1919, represented the Joint Distribution Committee there. In 1925, he served as Secretary of the Training School for Jewish Social Work.

DR. LEO JUNG

Dr. Leo Jung is the Rabbi of the Jewish Center, 131 W. 86th St., New York City. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Central Council of the Agudath Israel, to which he was chosen in 1923 and Vice-President of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America. Born in Brod, Moravia, on June 20, 1892, his secular training was received at the Universities of Vienna, Berlin and Cambridge. His Ph. D. was received from London University and his M.E. from Cambridge. His Hebrew education was received at the Yeshivas of Eperies and Galantz, Hungary and the Hildesheimer Rabbinical Seminary of Berlin. He received Semicha from David Hoffman of Berlin.

He has served as a director of the Sinai League of England, 1915-1919; was editor of “The Sinaist,” London, 1916-1919; Director of the Teachers Training College, Cologne, since 1925; member of the Executive Board of the Jewish Academy of Berlin since 1924. He has served as the President of the Rabbinical Council of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, and has been since 1924, Executive Director of the American branch of the Keren Hatorah. Dr. Jung is a lecturer on ethics at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He is the author of a number of essays and a contributor to many American and English magazines.

DR. SAMUEL SCHULMAN

Dr. Samuel Schulman, Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of New York City, was born in Russia in 1864. After be educated in Hebrew and Judaics by private tutors, he studied at the University of Berlin, and received his B.A. degree from the College of the City of New York. He received the degree of D.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1904, and a degree of Doctor of Hebrew Literature from Hebrew Union College in 1925.

Dr. Schulman is the author of a tract on Jewish ethics and many articles and pamphlets on religious subjects. He is a contributor to the Jewish encyclopedia and a member of the Board of Editors for the English translation of the Bible for the synagogue, a member of the editorial board for the publication of Jewish classics, a member of the publication Committee of the Jewish Publication Society; Chairman of the Joint Committee of the Hebrew Union College School for Teachers, Chairman on Youth Education of the Educational Committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. From 1912 to 1914, he was the President of the Central Conference of American Hebrew Congregations.

MONTE M. LEMANN

Monte M. Lemann is one of the ten lawyers appointed by President Hoover to his Law Enforcement Commission. He was born April 3, 1884, in Donaldsville, La. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 1902 and from Harvard Law School his LL.B. (cum laude) in 1916. He was admitted to the bar of Louisiana in 1907. He has been a member of the law firm Monroe & Lemann since January 1922, and Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School since 1906. He was assistant chief counsel of the United States Shipping Board at Washington from July to December 1918. He is a director of the Chalmette. Petroleum Corporation, the Louisiana Oxygen Company, the Phoenix Development Company, the Louisiana State Rice Milling Company and the Hunter Canal Company

Mr. Lemann is president of the Louisiana Bar Association and a member of the Council of the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute. He is a trustee of the Child Welfare Society.

DR. JACOB BILLIKOPF

Dr. Jacob Billikopf is Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Philadelphia since 1919. He was the Director of the War Re-

Since 1924 he has been the Impartial Chairman of the men’s clothing industry of New York City. He has served as the President of the National Conference of Social Workers and has been the Superintendent of the United Jewish Charities of Milwaukee and Kansas City. From 1911-1912, he was the President of the Missouri State Conference of Charities during which term he was active in the organization of municipal baths, public night schools, free legal bureaus and a remedial loan agency. He was Vice-President of the Kansas City Board of Pardons and Paroles, a member of the Kansas City Board of Public Welfare. He was a lecturer on sociology and economics at the University to Missouri.

DR. MAURICE B. HEXTER

Dr. Maurice B. Hexter is a well-known Jewish social worker. He acted as Secretary of the Joint Palestine Survey Commission which submitted its report and recommendations for the guidance of the contemplated extended Jewish Agency in 1928. He was born June 30, 1891 in Cincinnati, Ohio, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1912 with the degree of A.B. He holds the degrees of A.M., 1922 and Ph.D., 1924, of Harvard University. He occupies the position of Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Boston since 1919, having held the position of superintendent of the Federation of Jewish Charities of Milwaukee from 1915-1917. Dr. Hexter lectured on Jewish philanthropy at the Hebrew Union College and on social ethics at Harvard in 1922. He went to Mexico as special investigator in 1925 in behalf of the Emergency Committee on Jewish Refugees. He is the author of several books on social problems.

JUDGE HORACE STERN

Judge Horace Stern is President Judge of the Common Pleas Court No. 2 of Philadelphia since 1924. He was born in Philadelphia, August 7, 1878, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with the degree of LL.B. in 1902, serving as lecturer on law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1905 to 1917. He is a Vice-Provost of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, a contributor to the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the author of a number of biographies of the Great American Lawyers Series.

Judge Stern is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Jewish Committee, a trustee and Vice-President of the Dropsie College and Director and Vice-President of the Jewish Publication Society. He was formerly President of the Federation of Jewish Charities.

JUDGE EDWARD LAZANSKY

Judge Edward Lazansky is a prominent member of the Jewish community in Brooklyn. He is Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second District, elected for the term 1917-1931. Judge Lazansky was born December 9, 1872 in Brooklyn, was educated at Columbia University and admitted to the New York bar in 1897. He was appointed assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New York in 1906, in which capacity he served until 1908. He served as member of the Board of Education in the City of New York and was trustee of the College of the City of New York, 1908-1910. For the period of January 1, 1911, December 31, 1912, Judge Lazansky was Secretary of State for the State of New York. He takes an active interest in Jewish philanthropic work in Brooklyn, being a director of the Brooklyn Federation of Jewish Charities, vice-president of the Jewish Hospital.

In 1928, Judge Lazansky was a member of the Committee of New York Jewish Judges appointed by Dr. Chaim Weizmann to inquire into the charges made by the Zionist opposition group against the administration of the Zionist Organization of America and its president, Louis Lipsky.

DAVID BRESSLER

David Bressler is a well known Jewish communal worker in New York City. He is a member of the executive committee of the American Jewish Committee and of the executive committee of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. Having held a number of important positions in Jewish social service in the United States, since 1906, Mr. Bressler was the Acting Chairman of the United Jewish Campaign of New York. He is a member of the Joint Distribution Committee and is now on a European trip to investigate Jewish conditions in East Europe.

BERNARD FLEXNER

Bernard Flexner is the President of the Palestine Economic Corporation. He was born, February 24, 1865, in Louisville, Ky., and was educated in the University of Louisville and Law Department of the University of Virginia. He has held a number of important governmental posts, and was a member of the American Red Cross Commission to Roumania in 1917. He acted as counsel to the Zionist delegation at the Peace Conference in Paris, 1918-1919.

ABRAHAM SHIPLACOFF

Abraham I. Shiplacoff is a Jewish labor leader in New York City. He was born December 13, 1877 in Chernigov, Russia, and came to the United States in 1891. He was Labor editor of the “Jewish Daily Forward” in 1913 and became Secretary of the United Hebrew Trades in 1914. During the period of 1916-1918, he was a member of the State Legislature of New York. He was a member of the Board of Alderman of the City of New York and Manager of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, 1921-1922. He is an instructor in the Rand School of Social Science.

LOUIS WILEY

Louis Wiley is the business manager of the “New York Times.” He is now on a trip to Europe where he will be the guest of Ambassador Dawes in London. He was born May 31, 1869 at Hornell, New York. He has had an active career in newspaper dom holding various positions with several papers.

DR. JACOB G. LIPMAN

Dr. Jacob G. Lipman was a member of the Experts Commission of the Joint Palestine Survey and visited Palestine in 1928 in connection with its work. He is the Director of the New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Stations. He was born on November 18, 1874, in Friedrichstadt, Russia.

He was graduated from the Baron De Hirsch Agricultural School of New Jersey in 1894; recieved the degree of B. Sc. from Rutgers College in 1898; the honorary degree of D. Sc. in 1923 from the same University; the degree of A. M. from Cornell University in 1900 and that of Ph. D. from Cornell in 1903. He is leading authority on agricultural problems, and was a delegate to several international conferences on soil problems.

JACOB HARZFELD

Jacob Harzfeld of Kansas City, Missouri, was active in the United Jewish campaign of the Joint Distribution Committee. He was born January 30, 1877 in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated at the Northwestern University Law School, graduating with the degree of L. L. B. He was captain in the United States Army during the War serving on the General Staff of {SPAN}###e{/SPAN} Intelligence Division. Assistant Military Attache to Russia with the Allied Forces in 1918-1919, and a member of the Military Commission to Exchange prisoners with the Soviet Republic. He is Vice-President of the Lincoln and Lee University. He is affiliated with the Independent Order Bnai Brith.

JUDGE ELI FRANK

Judge Eli Frank of Baltimore, Md., is a member of the executive committee of the American Jewish Committee. He is Judge of the Supreme Court of Baltimore, trustee of Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Law at the Law School of the University of Maryland, and formerly president of the City Club in Baltimore. He takes an active interest in Jewish philanthropic and cultural work, being honorary president of the Y. M. H. A. in his city.

MARCUS C. SLOSS

Marcus C. Sloss of San Francisco, Calif, is one of the outstanding Jewish leaders on the Pacific coast. He was born on February 28, 1869, in New York City, graduated from Harvard in 1893, and became Judge of Superior Court, City and County of San Francisco, in 1900. In 1906. he became associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, from which post he resigned in 1919 to form the firm of Sloss. Ackerman and Bradley.

EDWIN B. MEISSNER

Edwin B. Meissner of St. Louis, Mo.is prominent executive of that city. He is president and general manager of the St. Louis Car Company. He was born December 5, 1884, in Milwaukee, Wis. He is affiliated with a number of business corporations and takes an active interest in Jewish philanthropic and communal affairs. He is president of Congregation Shaarei Emeth.

DR. DAVID LEFKOWITZ

Dr. David Lefkowitz, of Dallas, Tex, was elected president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis at the annual convention of that body held several weeks ago in Detroit. He was born April 11, 1875 in Eperies, Hungary. He was educated in the City College of New York and the University of Cincinnati, and graduated from Hebrew Union College in 1900. He was the organizer and first president of the Southwestern Jewish Chautauqua.

HAROLD HIRSCH

Harold Hirsch, of Atlanta, Ga., is an attorney and director of many business corporations. He is general counsel and vice-president of the Co-ca-Cola Company, director and attorney for the Atlanta Title and Trust Company and director of the Atlanta and Lowry National Bank. He is a member of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation of Atlanta, where he was born in October 19, 1881.

BEN SELLING

Ben Selling of Portland, Ore., is a civic and communal leader on the Pacific coast. He was born in San Francisco, April 29, 1852. He has held various governmental posts in Oregon He was State Senator for two years and Speaker of the House and President of the Senate of the State of Oregon, and served as Acting Governor of Oregon. He was nominated by the Republican Party for United States Senator in 1916. He takes a very active interest in Jewish philanthropic work and in the B’nai B’rith movement. He is President of the Portland Jewish Federation.

ALEXANDER KAHN

Alexander Kahn of New York City is a Jewish Labor leader. He was at one time candidate for Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York on the Socialist ticket. He was chairman and one of the organizers of the Peoples Relief Committee, and later became a member of the Executive Committee of the Joint Distribution Committee. He was born May 31, 1881 in Russia.

SAMUEL H. HOFSTADTER

Samuel H. Hofstadter of New York City is a member of the New York State Legislature. He was born July 22, 1894 in Cracow, Poland. He graduated from the New York Law School in 1913 and was admitted to the bar in 1916. He is affiliated with the Union of Orthodox Congregations of America and as special Deputy Attorney-General successfully defended the constitutionality of the New York Kosher Law during the contest in the courts.

HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR.

Henry Morgenthau, Jr., of New York, is the son of Henry Morgenthau, former Ambassador of the United States to Turkey. He was born May 11, 1891 in New York City, and was educated at Cornell University. He is a director of the Jewish Agricultural Society, the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Betty Loeb Home, and was for ten years a director of Surprise Lake Camp.

HENRY WINEMAN

Henry Wineman of Detroit, Michigan, is a well known merchant. He was active in the United Jewish Campaign, serving as chairman of the campaign in that city. He was born December 12, 1878, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan with the degree of A. B. in 1911. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College, Chamber of Commerce of the United States and affiliated with the Independent Order Bnai Brith.

SIDNEY HILLMAN

Sidney Hillman of New York is a Jewish labor leader. He was born in 1887 in Zagare, Lithuania, was educated in the Yeshiva of Slabodka and became president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America in 1915.

JACOB SOLIS-COHEN

Jacob Solis Cohen, realtor of Philadelphia, is a member of the distinguished pioneer Jewish family among the first Jewish families to settle in the United States. He was born June 26, 1890 in Philadelphia. He takes an active interest in philanthropic work in Philadelphia. He is the author of a number of articles on real estate subjects in technical publications. He is affiliated with the Mikve Israel Sephardic congregation.

MEYER ELSASSER

Meyer Elsasser of Los Angeles, Cal., is an engineer, and was born March 13, 1867 in Mobile, Alabama. He was educated at the University of California and has extensive experience in metallurgical, mining and land development projects in England, the United States and Mexico. He is the President of the Merchants Finance Company of Los Angeles. He is a member of Temple Bnai Brith, Los Angeles.

SOLOMON M. STROOCK

Solomon M. Stroock is an attorney of New York City and former President of the Federation for the Support of Jewish Philanthropic Societies, of New York City. He was born September 22, 1873, in New York City. He was educated in the College of the City of New York and at Columbia. University. He is a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

LOUIS J. BORINSTEIN

Louis J. Borinstein of Indianapolis, Ind, was active in the United Jewish Campaign and served as the Campaign Chairman for the State of Indiana.

A. L. SALTZSTEIN

A. L. Saltzstein of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was active in the United Jewish Campaign in Wisconsin, acting as State Chairman of the campaign.

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