Eleven Jews Elected to House of Representatives
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Eleven Jews Elected to House of Representatives

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Eleven Jews were elected to the House of Representatives and will take their seats in the 84th Congress. All were candidates of the Democratic party which won control of the House and one of them, Emanuel Celler, of New York, is scheduled to assume chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee.

The outcome of the fight of Richard Neuberger, only Jewish candidate for the United States Senate, in Oregon, was still in doubt tonight as final election returns were not available.

Abraham A. Ribicoff, a Democrat and former member of Congress, won election as Governor of Connecticut, the first Jew ever to hold the office.

Rep, Jacob K. Javits, a Republican, was elected Attorney General of New York, the only candidate on the Republican state ticket to win out. He defeated Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.

The successful Jewish congressional candidates in addition to Rep. Celler are Lester Holtzmann, Abraham J. Multer, Arthur G. Klein, Irwin D. Davidson, Herbert Zelenko, Sidney A. Fine, and Isidore Dollinger, all of New York; Sidney R. Yates, Chicago; Samuel N. Friedel, Baltimore, and Earl Chudoff, Philadelphia.


Overseas, the election was closely watched for indications of new influences on United States foreign policy but observers here generally agreed that the broad outlines of American policy would not be changed by the election results. It was believed, however, that Secretary of State John Foster Dulles may now give greater heed to objections to his policy of arming the Arab States.

A pre-election analysis by C. L. Sulzberger, published in the New York Times today, asserted that “Zionist influence has been applied against the Republicans.” The writer added that “Israel diplomacy has clearly calculated that it has a better chance of attaining its objectives in the United States with a Democratic party rule than with a Republican party rule.”

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