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Jewish Attorney Becomes Mayor of Predominantly Catholic Town

Samuel Resnic, an attorney and leading member of the Jewish community of Holyoke, has been sworn in as Mayor of this predominantly Catholic town. Mr. Resnic, who has served as president of the Board of Alderman for two years, succeeded to the office of mayor upon the death of the late Mayor Edwin A. Seibel. Mr. Resnic is the first Jew to hold the office in the history of the city.