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Candidate Queried on Anti-nazi Views

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William M. Citron, Democratic candidate for Connecticut Congressman-at-large and a former president of the Middletown B’nai B’rith, has received a letter from the State Steuben Society asking him whether he favors the Congressional investigation of Nazi and other un-American activities in the United States and whether he approves boycotts by groups.

Citron, who is corporation counsel for this city and attorney for the State’s textile unions, has received the endorsement of the Connecticut branch of the American Federation of Labor. During the 1927 and 1931 sessions he was minority leader of the State House of Representatives.

Born in New Haven in 1896, he attended Wesleyan University and served in the field artillery as a second lieutenant during the World War, until the Armistice was signed. Subsequently, he entered Harvard Law School, where he received his degree in 1921.

With others, he helped form the Taxpayers’ League in Middletown, with the result that the city, long a Republican stronghold, began to elect some Democrats to office.

Governor Cross recognized Citron’s interest in social welfare by appointing him to the commission on old age pensions.

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