LOS ANGELES (May. 19)
Two California Republicans will introduce the Haym Salomon Memorial Act of 1985 in the House of Representatives this week, giving “national recognition” to the Polish-born Jew whose financial genius helped the United States win its war for independence 209 years ago, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency was told today by Marvin Feldman, president of American Jewish Patriots and Friends of Haym Salomon in Beverly Hills.
According to Feldman, who says he initiated the measure, the bill will be introduced by Reps. Robert Dornan and Carlos Moorhead. He said that until it is formally presented in the House he could not disclose the nature of the “national recognition.”
Salomon, born in Lissa, Poland, came to the American colonies in 1772 and was a broker in New York and Philadelphia. Through his financial contacts he was able to raise credit for George Washington’s Continental Army from France, Spain and Holland. A commemorative stamp issued in his honor by the U.S. Post Office in 1975 bears the title, “Haym Salomon, The Financial Hero.”