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Dr. Jacob Shohan, U.S. Jewish Leader, Dead; Was Active in Aiding Israel

Funeral services were held today for Dr. Jacob B. Shohan, local industrialist who had been active in Jewish affairs in this country and also helped in the development of industry in Israel. He died at the age of 59.

A founder of plastic material and chemical industrial plants in Israel, Dr. Shohan was a former delegate to Israel of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce. He was graduated from Harvard at 18 and was president of the Mela Chemical Corporation at his death.