PARIS (Oct. 18)
The death of Baron Alain de Rothschild, president of the Representative Council of French Major Jewish Organizations and former president of the French Jewish Consistory was announced here today by his family. Rothschild reportedly died of a heart attack yesterday in the United States at the age of 72.
A member of the famous banking firm, he served from 1954 till six months ago as president of the Paris Jewish Consistory and since 1967 as head of the French Consistory. He also headed the political representative organization of France’s Jews, the CRIF since 1976.
He was an officer in the French Legion of Honor and had been awarded other military medals for his wartime service in the French Army.