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Says President Coolidge is Friend of Jews

August 6, 1923
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Jews Worked Hard For His Election, Frisco Man Avers.

That President Calvin Coolidge is a great friend of the Jews and that Massachusetts Jews played a prominent part in his election to the governorship of that state are the statements of Mendel N. Fisher, now Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Mr. Fisher was the only Jew in the United States to attend the private funeral services for President Harding at the Palace Hotel here, at which only a select list of notables were present.

Mr. Fisher was a director of one of the divisions of Coolidge’s gubernatorial campaign in 1919.

“The Jews have in President Coolidge one of the greatest friends that ever sat in the White House” declared Mr. Fisher. “His letter of protest against the massacres of Jews in Eastern Europe sent to our committee in Boston in 1919, proves his love for our race. Jewish citizens of Boston more than any other group rallied to him at the time of the Boston police strike. Democrats as well as Republicans joined together and under the leadership of Judge David A. Lourie worked for him”.

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