Proskauer Chair Established at Brandeis University with $250, 000 Gift

The establishment of the Joseph M. Proskauer Chair in Legal Institutions at Brandeis University was announced here tonight at a dinner in honor of the noted jurist and lawyer. The chair was initiated by the jurist’s friends in New York, where he has been playing an influential role in the life of the community for more than a half century, as leader of the American Jewish Committee.

The $250, 000 gift for the chair will be supplemented by $130,000 from the Ford Foundation, under the terms of its second $6, 000, 000 matching grant to Brandeis in 1964, to encourage the establishment of chairs, fellowships and scholarships. A bust of Judge Proskauer, who is a trustee of the university, was unveiled at the dinner. The bust, which was presented to Judge Proskauer, was sculptured by Dr. Maurice B. Hexter, vice-president of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Speakers at the dinner included former U.S. Senator Kenneth Keating, now an associate judge of the New York State Court of Appeals; and Dr. Abram L. Sachar, president of Brandeis.

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