Harrisburg, Pa. (Sep. 20)
Appointment of Herman J. Goldberg of Wilkesbarre and Frederick P. Gruenberg of Philadelphia as members of the Pennsylvania Public Service Commission was approved by the Senate in a special session called last night to meet the relief needs of the state. The session had been originally postponed in deference to Yom Kippur.
The two men are the first Jewish commissioners to be named to the body since its organization. Goldberg was named in July, 1933, for a term ending July, 1937. Gruenberg was named for a term ending July, 1940.
Approval previously had been withheld by the Senate until a plea by Republicans for harmony in the ranks of the party prevailed.
Goldberg was graduated from Dickinson Law School with honors and was admitted to Luzerne County bar. From 1920 to 1926 he served as assistant district attorney of the county and since 1931 has been deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania.
Gruenberg was born in Minneapolis and was graduated from New York University. He was a banker in New York for some years and then went to Philadelphia as department head of Brown Brothers and Company, bankers. After eight years in the Philadelphia firm he became a member of the faculty of the Pennsylvania School for Social Work.