Stern Housing Commission Head
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Stern Housing Commission Head

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Alfred K. Stern, son-in-law of the late Julius Rosenwald, noted philanthropist, was named as chairman of the new Illinois Housing Commission appointed by Governor Henry Horner. Immediately after the appointment was announced, Governor Horner telephoned to Mr. Stern and urged him to “get into action at once.”

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