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Philip Givens Named Mayor of Toronto; Active in Jewish Affairs

Philip Givens, a Toronto attorney active in Jewish communal affairs, has been named the new mayor of Toronto to succeed Mayor Donald Summerville, who died here suddenly last week. Mr. Givens, who has been in municipal politics since 1950 when he was elected alderman, will serve out Mayor Summerville’s unexpired term until January 1965.

A graduate of the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah in Toronto, Mr. Givens is a past president of the Upper Canada Lodgs of B’nai B’rith, a past president of the Toronto Zionist Council and a member of the Community Relations Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He succeeds to the Toronto mayoralty 11 months after the withdrawal of Nathan Phillips, Toronto’s first Jewish mayor, who served a record eight-year term.