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Morris Iushewitz Dead at 79

Funeral services were held yesterday for Morris Iushewitz, a union leader for several decades, who died last Friday at the age of 79. Born in the Ukraine and brought to the United States when he was a year old, he enlisted in the Canadian army in 1916 during World War I and saw action in France, Italy and Palestine.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he worked for newspapers in Milwaukee and Chicago in the 1920s. In 1930 Iushewitz moved to New York and worked for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency as a free lance reporter and then as the JTA’s cable editor. He later worked on union publications, was a founding member of the Newspaper Guild and later held various posts in the New York City AFL-CIO Council.