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Paul Baerwald, Philanthropist, Leader in U.J.A. , J. D. C., Dies at Age of 89

Paul Baerwald, philanthropist and retired American banker, a founder of the Joint Distribution Committee, later chairman and honorary chairman of the JDC, died last night at his summer home at Elberon, N. J., aged 89.

He was also a former honorary chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, a member of the UJA’s national campaign executive committee, and the philanthropist in whose name the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work in France, was named. Joseph Meyerhoff, general chairman of the UJA, expressed “profound regret” over Mr. Baerwald’s passing.

Mr. Baerwald was a leader in farm resettlement organizations for Jews in the 1920’s. He held honorary degrees from Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminar