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Harold Riegelman Named Member of U.S. Delegation to U.N. Assembly

August 24, 1959
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Harold Riegelman, former chairman of the New York chapter of the American Jewish Committee, and a member of the administrative and steering committees of the AJC, was appointed by President Eisenhower this week-end to membership on the United States delegation to the United Nations General Assembly.

Mr. Riegelman has been serving for a year as U.S. delegate to the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, a 15-nation group which has just concluded a series of sessions at Geneva.

Mr. Riegelman has been, for years, prominent in Jewish and interfaith activities as well as in general communal affairs. Active in the affairs of the National Conference of Christian and Jews, he was chairman of the NCCJ national commission on community organizations and, more recently, founded and conducted a special Seminar on Islamic Culture.

An attorney, Mr. Riegelman in 1938 served as a delegate to the New York State Constitutional Convention. He has also acted as adviser to the State of New York on welfare legislation, housing, taxation and finance. He is currently counsel to the Washington Embassy of the Nationalist Chinese Government. Today, he left Geneva for conferences with Nationalist Chinese authorities at Taiwan. After confirmation by the Senate, he is expected to assume his UN post on September 15.

In recent years, President Eisenhower has been appointing one prominent American Jewish leader to each U.S. delegation to the UN General Assembly. Other Jewish leaders who have served the U.S. Government in that capacity are Jacob Blaustein, Philip M. Klatznick and Irving Salomon.

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