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Jacur, Aged Italian Jewish Senator, Dead

August 9, 1928
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(J. T. A. Mail Service)

Senator Romanin Jacur died at Padua at the age of 82. The Senator was for forty years a member of Parliament, and was appointed a Senator after the war. He was twice Under-Secretary for Public Works. A noted authority on agricultural questions, he also did a great deal for the development of the Italian Mercantile Fleet.

Senator Jacur was an Orthodox, traditionally observant Jew. It was related of him that when he was conducting negotiations about thirty years ago with Bismarck in Berlin on behalf of the Italian Government, he always broke off his negotiations on Friday evening, saying that he must attend service at the synagogue, and would not carry on any discussions until the Sabbath day was at an end.

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