Robert H. Arnow chairman of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced yesterday that Martin S. Fox of Newark, N.J. has been elected president of the JTA and will take office June 15. Fox succeeds William. M. Landau who has been president since.1973. The announcement by Arnow come at the annual meeting yesterday of the Board of Directors.
Fox, a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, has practiced law in Newark as a partner in Fox and Fox since his graduation from Harvard in 1949. A native of Newark, Fox was president of the Jewish Community Federation of Metropolitan New Jersey and a United Jewish Appeal campaign chairman. He was also on the Board of the Council of Jewish Federations.
Fox is on the Board of HIAS andon the Board of the Jewish News of Metropolitan New Jersey. He served for 10 years as a member of the New Jersey State Board of Education and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Northern Energy Corporation by appointment of the Governor of New Jersey.
Other officers elected were: William M. Landau of New York, JTA Board chairman; Robert H. Arnow of New York, chairman of the Executive Committee; Raymond Epstein of Chicago, Philip Slomovitz of Detroit, Melvin M. Swig of San Francisco, and Marshall Weinberg of New York, vice presidents; Julius Berman of New York, Secretary; and Abraham Goodman of Kearny. N.J., treasurer.
Arnow also announced the election of six new Board members. They are: Jack- Geldbart of Atlanta, Ga., former editor and publisher of the Southern Israelite and a Board member of the Jewish Welfare Federation of Atlanta. Joseph D. Hurwitz of Hartford, Gonn., president of the Hartford Jewish Community. Center and a director of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation. Burton S. Levinson of Los Angeles, Calif., national chairman of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry and a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation-Council of Greater Los Angeles.
Also, Prof. Allen Pollack of New York, president of the Labor Zionist Alliance and a member of the World Zionist Organization Executive and the Jewish Agency Board of Governors. Fred K. Shochet of Miami,. Fla., editor and publisher of the Jewish Floridian and a director of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Dr. Gene Sosin of New York, director of program planning of Radio Free Europe and a vice president of the New York Association for New Americans.
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