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Eban Elected President of Weizmann Institute; Accepts the Position

Ambassador Abba Eban has been elected president of the Weizmann Institute for Science at Rehovot and has accepted the position, the Institute announced here today. Mr. Eban was scheduled to leave the United States today to fly to Israel to make the principal address at the Chaim Welzmann Memorial Meeting November 2 at Rehovoth. He will return to Washington on November 5.

Mr. Eban’s name was placed in nomination by Meyer Weisgal, executive vice president of the Institute, at the annual meeting of the Institute’s board of governors. It was unanimously approved. The post has been vacant since Dr. Weizmann’s death in 1952.

In making the nomination, Mr. Weisgal described the Ambassador as the possessor of “youth, intellect, learning and immense wisdom and experience in the management of human affairs. I believe, ” he continued, “that a better choice to follow the late Dr. Weizmann could not be found than this man Eban.”

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