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Mrs. Kessler Named Chairman of New Jersey Utilities Commission

Mrs. Hortense Fuld Kessler of Orange, N. J., has been named president of the New Jersey Public Utilities Commission by Gov. Robert Meyner.

Mrs. Kessler, a lawyer, has been a member of the Commission since 1949, and has served as chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Youth and as a referee of the Essex County Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court. Active in Jewish affairs, she has been a leader of the Women’s Division of the United Jewish Appeal of Essex County, a member of the executive of the women’s division of the National Jewish Welfare Board and an active worker in numerous local Jewish groups.