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Judge Lazansky, Noted Jewish Leader, Dies; Was Active in Many Groups

Edward Lazansky, former presiding justice of the Appellate Division, second highest court in New York State, and for many years a civic and Jewish leader, died in Southampton, Long Island, yesterday. He was 82.

Statements mourning Judge Lazansky’s death were issued today by: the American Jewish Committee, of which he had been a vice-president and executive member; Joint Distribution Committee, of which he was an executive member and in which he served 40 years; Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, of which he was an associate chairman, and the Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn, of which he had been a founder and chairman.

Judge Lazansky was an honorary member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild, was active in the Boy Scout movement for a quarter of a century and served on the Mayor’s Committee on Unity and a number of different municipal commissions devoted to studying and attempting to ameliorate racial conflicts in New York.