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Hyman L. Meites, Publisher of Chicago Jewish Chronicle, Dies at 67

May 5, 1944
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Hyman L. Meites, publisher of the Chicago Jewish Chronicle and superintendent of the Chicago Bureau of Water since 1931, died yesterday of a heart ailment in Passavant Memorial Hospital. He was 67 years old.

Born in Odessa, Russia, he came to the United States in 1891. In 1919 he founded the Lawndale Press, which later was merged into The Chronicle. He organized the Jewish Historical Society of Illinois in 1918 and published a history of Jews in Chicago. He possessed the first membership certificate of the Knights of Zion, dated October 20, 1897, which made him the first officially recognized Zionist in the United States.

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