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Eisenhower Receives Jewish Delegation; Cited for Defense of Religion

President Eisenhower today received a delegation of leaders of the American Jewish Committee who presented Mr. Eisenhower with the first honorary fellowship of the AJC’s Institute of Human Relations.

Mr. Eisenhower was cited by the Institute for his “global leadership” in the field of “direct and effective actions for peace and freedom,” for his “firm defense of religious liberty as a cornerstone of democracy” and his “unswerving dedication to the democratic concept of equality under law.”

Members of the delegation to the White House included Col. Frederick F. Greenman, chairman of the AJC’s national executive committee; A. M. Sonnabend, chairman of the national development program for the Institute of Human Relations; and Dr. John Slawson, executive vice-president of the American Jewish Committee.