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Lieutenant Governor Lehman Awarded Gottheil Medal As American Who Did Most for Jews During Past Year

The Richard Gottheil Medal, which is awarded annually by the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity to the American, regardless of creed, who is judged to have done most for Jewry and Judaism in the preceding year, was presented last night to Mr. Herbert H. Lehman, the Lieutenant-Governor of New York State in recognition of his philanthropies and his contributions to Government.

The presentation was made by Mr. Harele Riegelman, Past President of the fraternity, the oldest and largest of the national Jewish Greek Letter college fraternities, at a dinner marking the thirty-third anniversary of its foundation.

Lieutenant-Governor Lehman is the sixth recipient of the sward since it was established in 1926 in honour of Professor Richard J.H. Gottheil of Columbia University, who was for ten years President of the Fraternity. The medal was presented last year to Mr. Felix M. Warburg, The other recipients have been Mr. Julius Rosenwald, Mr. Aaron Sapiro, Mr. David Brown and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise. The selection is made each year by editors of Jewish newspapers of the United States and Ganada.

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