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New High Commissioner is Appointed for Syria

August 30, 1926
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

Auguste Henri Ponsot Director of African and Near East Affairs in the French Foreign Office, has been appointed High Commissioner in Syria in place of Henry de Jouvenel.

M. Ponsot was formerly Consul General in Montreal. He was head of the French Mission to Silesia in 1920 and was a delegate to the Peace Conference in Oudja last April.

M. de Jouvenel will return to Beirut in September and will remain there until the end of November, when he will turn over the administration to the new High Commissioner.

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