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Rep. Rosenthal, New Jewish Congressman, Sworn In; Was Elected in New York

Newly elected Congressman Benjamin S. Rosenthal was sworn in today in brief House ceremonies. The 38-year-old New York lawyer, who was elected in a special election last week to fill the un expired term of Lester Holzman, was introduced to the House by Emanuel Celler, dean of New York’s Congressional contingent.

The seating of Rep. Rosenthal brings to 12 the number of Jews currently serving in both Houses — the same as there were in the first session of the 87th’ Congress.