Morton Baum resigned yesterday as a member of the Board of Aldermen to become special assistant corporation counsel assigned to the Sales Tax Collection Bureau in the Municipal Department of Finance. Mr. Baum, who represented the Ninth Aldermanic District, Manhattan, lives at 838 West End avenue. He was elected on the Republican-Fusion ticket.
Mr. Baum, who has had a rather brilliant career in the little more than a year in which he has been a member of the Board of Aldermen, takes his new post at the special request of Mayor La-Guardia, who has expressed a very high opinion of his legalistic abilities.
His resignation evoked high tributes from Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch and Fusion, Democratic and Republican members of the Board. Mr. Baum is twenty-nine years old.
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