UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (Dec. 19)
The resignation of Philip M. Klutznick from his Ambassadorial post as a member of the United States delegation to the United Nations for the last two years will take effect Friday, it was revealed here today through the disclosure of an exchange of letters between Mr. Klutznick and President Kennedy.
In his letter to the President, Mr. Klutznick recalled that he had informed Mr. Kennedy last fall that he would have to retire from the delegation “for personal and business reasons.” Mr. Klutznick, former national president of B’nai B’rith and ex-general chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, has been serving chiefly as the American representative to the UN Economic and Social Council.
Replying to Mr. Klutznick, President Kennedy wrote “I am disappointed to see you leave the Mission. ” He expressed “warm appreciation” for Mr. Klutzrick’s services, and accepted the resignation “with regret.”
Mr. Klutznick made it clear in his letter to the President that he would remain a member of the UN Mission here until the present session of the Assembly is concluded. The Assembly will close Friday. It is understood that Mr. Klutznick will return to his permanent home in a Chicago suburb.