United Hias Service Appoints New Director for Europe and North Africa

Leonard Seidenman, who has been director of the Joint Distribution Committee operations in Italy and served with the JDC since 1947, was appointed director of the United Hias Service operations in Europe and North Africa, with headquarters in Geneva, it was announced here today by Gaynor I. Jacobson, executive director of the organization.

A native of New York City, he was graduated from the City College with a degree in social science. He also did graduate work in labor relations at the University of California. From 1943 to 1946 he served as a military personnel specialist in the U.S. Army, and prior to that, as director of the National Youth Administration in Northern California and Oregon. Mr. Seidenman also served as campaign organizer for the European headquarters of the Israel Bond Organization, and as overseas correspondent for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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