Frederick B. Forman, Noted American Jewish Leader, Dead; Was 57

Frederick B. Forman, nationally known Jewish communal leader, honorary national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, and a member of the board of directors of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, died here yesterday of a heart attack. He was 57. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon.

Among the many condolences voiced today was one by Joseph Meyerhoff, general chairman of the UJA, who expressed “profound sorrow” over the passing of Mr. Forman. The deceased was also a member of the UJA’s executive committee, the organization’s top policy-setting body. Prior to being elected honorary national chairman, Mr. Forman had been national chairman of the UJA, and chairman of its national campaign cabinet. Locally, he had served as president of the United Jewish Welfare Fund from 1952 to 1954.

A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Forman was vice-president of B. Forman Co., this city’s largest women’s apparel store. In 1961, he was awarded the Louis Marshall Medal by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, which cited him for his work on behalf of “the spiritual and cultural betterment of the Jewish community.”

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