NEW YORK (Dec. 18)
Funeral services were held today for Judge Murray Gurfein of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, who died here last Sunday at the age of 72. In 1971 he rejected the Nixon Administration’s attempt to bar The New York Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers.
Active in Jewish affairs, Gurfein served for 10 years as president of HIAS. He was also president of the International Jewish Council of Social Services, was a member of the American. Jewish Committee, and was on the Board of Directors of the United Jewish Appeal of Greater New York. Gurfein, who was born in New York City, was assistant to the United States Chief Counsel at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi war criminals at the end of World War II.