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U.S. Names New Member to Conciliation Commission; War Former Envoy to Afghanistan

The appointment of Ely Eliot Palmer as American representative on the U.N. Conciliation Commission for Palestine–the third American designated to this post since formation of the Commission in January of this year–was announced here today.

Mr. Palmer replaces Paul Porter who succeeded Mark Ethridge. Both resigned to return to their private practices after it became evident that the Commission was headed for a long series of negotiations in trying to settle the Palestine peace.

A native of Providence, R.I., Mr. Palmer joined the foreign service two years after graduating from Brown University in 1908. Since then he has served in many cities abroad, including Jerusalem and Beirut. He was recently U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

(At Lake Success today the Commission called a meeting following its return from consultations with the State Department in Washington.)