NEW YORK (Jan. 17)
City Councilman George Backer has been elected president of the American ORT Federation to fill the post vacated by the death of B. Charney Vladeck, it was Announced today by Louis B. Boudin, acting chairman. Mr. .Backer has for the past several years taken an active part in Jewish communal affairs, serving as president of the Jewish Telegraphic. Agency, national vice-chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, chairman of the sponsoring committee of the World’s Fair Palestine. Pavilion and in other posts. He was elected Dec. 6 to the City ” Council seat held by Mr. Vladeck, upon nomination of the American Labor Party.