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Total of Jewish Congressmen Rises to 19 in New U.S. Congress

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The total number of Congressmen known to be of the Jewish faith rose to 19 today when it was learned here that a newly elected Democrat, Paul J. Krebs, of New Jersey, designated his religious preference as Jewish in material furnished to the House of Representatives.

Mr. Krebs, 52 years of age, was elected to the House in the recent election by voters of the 12th District (Newark) in New Jersey. His record showed that he has been active in the Jewish War Veterans Organization and various human rights and civil rights activities.

The Democratic National Committee reported today in its official organ, “The Democrat,” that President Johnson made substantial gains among Jewish voters in the recent election. The publication cited surveys of election returns revealing that “President Johnson received nearly 90 percent of the vote among Jewish voters.” He also made substantial gains among other ethnic and minority groups, the report showed.

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