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Morris Shapiro. Boston Philanthropist and Communal Leader, Dies

Morris Shapiro, well-known Boston philanthropist and Jewish community leader, died at his home at nearby Newton today. He was 68. Mr. Shapiro was a vice-president of the Combined Jewish Appeal of Boston and was a founder and trustee of Brandeis University. Last June Brandeis University conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on him.

He was one of the group of 50 top communal and business leaders who attended the Jerusalem economic conference in 1950 at which it was decided to launch the Israel Bond drive in the United States. Also, Mr. Shapiro was a leader in the Associated Jewish Philanthropies, Beth Israel Hospital, Jewish Community Center and the Businessmen’s Council of the Histadrut.

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