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Providence Jew Chosen Speaker of Legislature

January 5, 1923
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Mr. Philip C. Joslin, a prominent attorney and conspicuously associated with Jewish activities of Providence, was today chosen Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island, the highest office ever conferred upon a Jew in this State.

Mr. Joslin, who is a relatively young man, served for two years on the Committee of the Georgetown Law School, whence he was graduated. He was then elected as representative of the Fourth District to the State Legislature. His ability as a speaker and leader was recognized by both his own party, the Republican party as well as by the opposing party and he held important Committee positions. He was very active as a member of the Judiciary Committee.

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