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Morris J. Mendelsohn Dies; Headed Veterans, Zionists-revisionists

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Morris J. Mendelsohn, one of the few surviving Jewish veterans of the Spanish-American War and a former national commander of the Jewish Veterans of the Wars of the Republic, predecessor of the Jewish War Veterans, died here yesterday at the age of 86.

According to his family, Mr. Mendelsohn’s age was listed in Government records as 90 because he falsified his age to join Col. Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in the fighting in Cuba, where he lost an arm. A veteran Zionist, Mr. Mendelsohn served as president and later chairman of the United Zionists-Revisionists of America.

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