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Florida’s Governor-elect of Jewish Parentage

November 13, 1932
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Governor-elect David Sholtz of Florida, a professing Congregationalist, was born in the Jewish faith, it was established here today.

The Governor-elect was born in the twenty-second ward of Brooklyn, the son of Russian Jewish parents. His father is Michael Sholtz, while his mother’s maiden name was Blum. His parents now reside in Florida.

During his political campaign for governor his party issued circulars affirming that he is a Congregationalist and that he attends the Congregational Church.

That Mr. Sholtz is a Congregationalist was affirmed to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on July 1st by J. P. Newell, personal representative of Mr. Sholtz in response to an inquiry addressed to Mr. Sholtz at Daytona Beach, Florida.

The inquiry of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency after the primaries in Florida asked whether Mr. Sholtz is Jewish or of Jewish origin. The reply, signed by Mr. Newell, said: “Mr. Sholtz is a Congregationalist. Has many close Jewish friends and has always been very friendly.”

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