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Goldman Believed First Jew to Head New York’s Post Office

August 16, 1934
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For what is believed to be the first time in the history of New York City its post office, one of the largest in the world, will be under the supervision of a Jew as a result of the appointment announced Tuesday night by Postmaster General James A. Farley of Albert Goldman as acting postmaster to succeed John J. Kiely.

The appointment takes effect September 1. A salary of $12,000 a year goes with the job.

With the announcement, a figure whose political brilliance had been somewhat obscured during the last year when he was ousted from his post as Commissioner of Plant and Structures for supporting McKee’s Recovery party, at one leap has bounced back into the limelight.

Goldman is understood to have been sponsored for the post by Edward J. Flynn, Democratic leader of the Bronx, and principal backer of Joseph V. McKee in his vain effort to capture New York’s mayoralty at the last election.

The new postmaster is fifty-two years old and has taken a prominent part in Jewish activities. He is a director of the Bronx Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Associations. He is a member of the following synagogues: Tremont Temple, Gates of Mercy,

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