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Harry Long, Labor Movement Analyst for Jewish Daily Forward, Dies at Age 81

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Harry Lang, who had specialized in labor-movement analyses for the New York-based Jewish Daily Forward since 1916. died here yesterday of pneumonia at the age of 81. Mr. Lang, who was born in Lithuania, came to the United States in 1904 and was active in the Jewish labor union strikes of 1914-16. He later became the Forward’s labor editor, and in 1950 moved here to be West Coast editor. For the past dozen years he had served the paper as a news analyst. Mr. Lang was the author of the World War I book “The Bride of Suffolk Street,” later adapted for the stage; “Along American Paths,” 1926, and “62–A Biography of the Union.” 1939. about the negligee workers of the International Ladies Garments Workers Union. He had been a business agent for the union before becoming Forward labor editor.

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