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Milton Friedman, Washington Bureau Chief of JTA for 21 Years, Leaves for New Job

Milton Friedman, Washington Bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has been appointed director of special projects of the National Republican Congressional Committee. Mr. Friedman, 45, Joined the Jewish Telegraphic Agency staff in 1949 after wartime service in the European theatre with the United States Army and work on Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington newspapers and radio stations.

During his 21 years with JTA. he covered most of the major news developments of Jewish interest in Washington. He became a well known and popular personality in Government and press circles in the capital and had a wide friendship among national American Jewish leaders. As JTA correspondent, Mr. Friedman was elected to membership in the White House Correspondents Association, the State Department Correspondents Association, the Senate and House Press Galleries and the National Press Club. Announcement of the appointment of his successor as JTA bureau chief in Washington will be made shortly.