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Professor Oualid, Noted Jewish Leader in France, Reported Dead

February 2, 1943
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News has been received here of the death in France of Prof. William Oualid, internationally known jurist and economist, who for many years was one of the outstanding leaders of French Jewry.

Born in 1880 in Algiers, Prof. Oualid was educated at Aix and Paris Universities and held the chair for Political Economy at the Sorbonne until the anti-Jewish legislation was passed by the Vichy Government. He also lectured on Labor Legislation at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales. During the last war he was Deputy Chief of Cabinet of the Ministry of Munitions and chief of the Employment Office at the Ministry of Labor in 1919. In 1921 he represented France at the International Labor Office.

After the death of Dr. Arnold Netter, he was elected vice-president of the Alliance Israelite Universelle. For some time he was also president of the Union of Jewish Organizations in Paris, and was very closely connected with the work of the Hias-Ioa Emigration Association. He had also been president of the Central Board of the World ORT Union since 1934.

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