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JDC Names Samuel L. Haber to Post of Executive Vice-chairman

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Samuel L. Haber, assistant executive vice-chairman of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, who has been associated with the JDC since 1947, was named executive vice-chairman today, succeeding the late Charles H. Jordan, who died in Prague last August under mysterious circumstances.

Louis Broido, chairman of JDC, who announced the appointment, also disclosed that Louis D. Horwitz had been named director-general of overseas programs with headquarters at Geneva, a position Mr. Jordan had also held. He announced that Herbert Katzki, now deputy director-general at Geneva, would come to New York to serve as assistant executive vice-chairman. Theodore D. Feder will be associate director-general in Geneva.

Mr. Haber, who is 63, joined the JDC as director for Germany in 1947. He participated in the transfer of displaced persons from the DP camps to Israel in 1948. In 1954, he headed a welfare program aiding more than 50,000 Jews in Morocco and in 1957 organized a welfare program for the needy Jews in Poland. He served as assistant director-general in Geneva until reassignment to New York in 1964.

Mr. Horwitz currently is resident representative in Israel of the United Israel Appeal. He had previously been associated with the JDC in various capacities from 1946 on. Mr. Katzki joined the JDC in 1936 and has been a director of its overseas operations since then with the exception of wartime service in the U.S. Army and with the War Refugee Board. Mr. Feder joined the JDC in 1946 and has been deputy director-general since last year.

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