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Anti-Defamation League Lists Anti-Semites Running in Georgia Elections for Public Office

June 22, 1950
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The Anti-Defamation League’s regional office here has published a list of “three known anti-Semites” who are “presenting themselves to the people of Georgia this year for election to public office.” The A.D.L. listed the three as Thomas Mercer Linder, candidate for reelection as Commissioner of Agriculture; Mrs. Jessie Welch Jenkins, candidate for Governor; and Parson E.G. “Jack” Johnston, running for the U.S. Senate.

The A.D.L. pointed out that Linder, employing the columns of the state agricultural publication, “Market Bulletin,” has written that “we busted our country financially and buried many American boys in Europe to keep the Jews from going back to Palestine. Now, in less than ten years it looks like we are going to have another world war and bury a great many more boys across the sea to make it possible for the Jews to do what they refused to do a few years ago,” he wrote.

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