NEW YORK (Sep. 17)
Resignation of Harold Glasser from the staff of the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds was announced today by Julian Freeman, president of the Council. Mr. Glasser had been director of the Institute of Oversea Studies established by the Council.
Mr. Freeman declared that Mr. Glasser had completed the studies planned for 1953 under an arrangement which had called on him to devote two-thirds of the current year to these duties. He said that Mr. Glasser had an exceptionally fine record as director of the overseas institute and declared that Mr. Glasser’s knowledge of overseas needs and operations had filled a longfelt need. He termed his reports models of clarity, insight and accuracy.
Prior to joining the staff of the CJFWF, Mr. Glasser had been in the Federal service for 12 years as a Treasury economist and advisor at international conferences. Appearing earlier this year before the Senate Internal Security subcommittee, he had invoked the Fifth Amendment in refusing to reply to questions about Communist activities.