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Frederick F. Greenman, President of American Jewish Committee, Dead

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Funeral services will be held here tomorrow at Temple Emanu-El for Frederick F. Greenman, 68, president of the American Jewish Committee, who died here last night. Rabbi Julius Mark and Rabbi Nathan A. Perilman will officiate at services here, Mr. Greenman who served in the United States Army in both World Wars, will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday.

Mr, Greenman, a prominent attorney, was elected to the presidency of the Committee last April and was to have served for one year. A native of New York City, he received his education at Harvard and was active in both local and national Jewish affairs as well as in numerous civic activities. A former vice-president of Temple Emanu-El, Mr. Greenman was also a former honorary president of the New York Federation of Reform Synagogues and served as vice-president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations from 1939 to 1950. He was a former national chairman of the allotment committee of the United Jewish Appeal.

In 1957, Mr. Greenman led an American Jewish Committee fact-finding mission on a consultative tour of Europe, North Africa and Israel. He also headed a group of A. J. C. officials who took part in a ceremony in the White House in 1960, naming President Eisenhower the first honorary president of the Committee’s Institute of Human Relations.

Tribute to Mr. Greenman was paid in a statement issued here today by his associates in the American Jewish Committee. “With Mr. Greenman’s passing, ” it said in part, “our nation has lost a sincere patriot, American Judaism, a deeply religious son, the American Jewish Committee, one of its most dedicated leaders. His sense of responsibility to the community was exemplary and his dedication to the welfare of his fellow men, was boundless.”

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