Louis Caplan, Pittsburgh Attorney, to Head American Jewish Committee

Louis Caplan, Pittsburgh attorney, and chairman of the executive board of the American Jewish Committee, has assumed the presidency of that organization, it was announced today, succeeding the late Frederick F. Greenman. He becomes the eleventh president of the organization which was founded in 1906.

Mr. Greenman, who was elected to the presidency in April, died in New York last month after a brief illness.

Mr. Caplan was one of the founders of the Pittsburgh chapter of the American Jewish Committee and has served the organization nationally as vice-president, chairman of its community affairs and budget evaluations committee, and chairman of its executive board. He was founder and first president of the United Jewish Fund of Pittsburgh and was the first president of the United Jewish Federation. He is a former president of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Mr. Caplan served in the U.S. Army in World War I and was a member of the Alien Enemy Hearing Board for Western Pennsylvaniav in World War II. The Louis Caplan Human Relations Award was established in his honor by the Pittsburgh AJC chapter.

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