OTTAWA (Jul. 31)
David Croll, member of the Canadian House of Commons has been named to the Canadian Senate, becoming the first Jew in Canada’s history to hold a seat in the Upper House of Parliament. His departure from Commons leaves Leon D. Cresthol of Montreal the only Jewish member.
Mr. Croll, who became the first Jew to serve in a Canadian provincial cabinet when he was named Minister of Labor in Ontario, is a native of Russia. He worked his way through a Canadian law school by selling newspapers and began his political career by achieving the post of Mayor of Windsor, Ontario. When the second World War broke out, he enlisted as a private although he was nearly 50 years old. He is active in Jewish community work, especially in organizations devoted to furthering Israel development.