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News Brief

October 3, 1926
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Dr. Leo J. Frachtenberg, director of the United Palestine Appeal for the Philadelphia Region, will assume charge of the Southern Region of the United Palestine Appeal, according to an announcement made by Bernard Stone, National Executive Secretary of the Appeal. Dr. Frachtenberg was appointed to the Philadelphia post in 1922 and under his administration the Regional Office raised during the last four years the sum of $1,300,000. His new region embraces the states of Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Louisiana, with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga.

Dr. Frachtenberg is noted as a writer and lecturer on anthropology at Columbia University and at the Smithsonian Institute. He is a member of numerous scientific bodies and served also as a member of the United States Immigration Commission. During the war he was appointed supervisor of service clubs at Camp Funston with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.

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