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U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Dies in Geneva; Was 55

Dr. J.G. van Heuven Goedhart, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, died last night of a heart attack, it was announced here today at the opening session of the UN Economic and Social Council. He was 55.

Dr. van Heuven Goedhart was responsible for a program which reached into many countries and which cared for thousands of Jewish refugees. A resistance leader during the Nazi occupation, Dr. van Heuven Goedhart was also an editor and diplomat.