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Aaron Horovitz, Industrialist and Long-time Mayor of Ontario City, Dies

Aaron Horovitz, leading industrialist and mayor of this city for 18 years, died here yesterday of a heart attack. He came to Canada from Rumania in 1911.

Mr. Horovitz career in local politics began when he was elected to the city council in 1926. He was first elected Mayor in 1930. After his first administration he was returned to office by acclamation, the first Jew so honored in Canadian history. As mayor, Mr. Horovitz was instrumental in attracting industry to Cornwall and was active in local philanthropy and welfare work. Among his Jewish activities were membership in the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Zionist organization and local Jewish groups.