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Max Lazerson. Noted Labor Zionist, Educator, Dies at 64

Funeral services were held here today for Dr. Max Lazerson, prominent Labor Zionist, lecturer at Columbia University and author of books in Yiddish and English, who died here Thursday at the age of 64.

Dr. Lazerson, who served as a member of the Latvian Parliament before he left that country to come to the United States in 1939, also worked for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace during the same time that he lectured on political and legal philosophy at Columbia. A native of Russia, who taught in universities at Petrograd, Riga, Berlin and Heidelberg, he wrote several books on Russia including “The American Impact on Russia, 1784-1917″ and “Poland and Russia, 1919-1945, ” which he authored together with James T. Shotwell.

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