Abraham Tulin, Veteran Zionist, Lawyer, Dead at Age 94

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Abraham Tulin, a veteran American Zionist, a lawyer, and a long-time supporter of the Haifa Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) who died yesterday at the age of 94. At the time of his death, Mr. Tulin was honorary board chairman of the American Technion Society.

In 1947 he served as chief counsel of the Jewish Agency for Palestine before the Anglo-American Commission of Inquiry on Palestine. He was a co-author, with Judges Stanley H. Fuld and Simon H. Rifkind and other distinguished jurists, of a fundamental document, “The Basic Equities of the Palestine Question” which was submitted to the joint commission.

Mr. Tulin was born in Besdjez, Russia, and his early interest in Zionism was kindled by the Dreyfus trial in France. He came to the United States as a child, attended high school in Hartford, Conn. and was graduated from Yale University in 1903. He earned his law degree from the Harvard Law School in 1906.

As a Zionist leader, Mr. Tulin was selected as an American delegate to the World Zionist Congresses held in London in 1919-20, in Basle, 1927 and 1931 and in Prague in 1933. In 1957 the Haifa Technion recognized his outstanding services to the school by awarding him an honorary doctorate in science and technology. He served both as chairman and honorary chairman of the American Technion Society.

Mr. Tulin was instrumental in obtaining for the American Technion Society an amount of about $8 million as a bequest by Gerard Swope, president of General Electric Co. In 1972, he became the first recipient of the Technion Society’s Albert Einstein Award, its highest honor.

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