Dr. Leo J. Frachtenberg, national field director of the Keren Hayesod and executive director of Region 4, died yesterday in Waterloo, Iowa, after only a few days illness. Dr. Frachtenberg was 47 years old.
Dr. Frachtenberg, who was a prominent anthropologist, served in 1909 as Assistant United States Commissioner of Immigration. He had recently been making researches among the North American Indians in an effort to establish the relationship between the several Indian languages of the Northwest. He was born in Austria. A widow, the former Claudia E. MacDonald of Portland, Ore., and two children survive Dr. Frachtenberg.
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