Philip M. Klutznick

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Philip M. Klutznick "was president of B'nai B'rith from 1953-1959. He was a board member of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in 1953 and helped to establish the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in 1954. He journeyed to Morocco in 1956 to secure the release of 8,500 Moroccan Jews.

"Klutznick served President Eisenhower as a delegate to the United Nations for three months in 1957. From 1961-63 he was ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council under President Kennedy's appointment...

"Klutznick was elected president of the United Jewish Appeal in 1960. During that decade he was also president of the American Friends of the Hebrew University, and vice president of the Jewish Welfare Board.

"In 1963 he was appointed national chairman of the Founder's Fund of the Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Foundation. In 1964, Klutznick surveyed housing problems in Brazil for President Lyndon B. Johnson. He continued to serve in various capacities at the United Nations throughout the 1970s...

"He was elected president of the World Jewish Congress in 1977. Two highlights of that term were his meeting Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and heading a delegation that met with Pope John Paul II." [1][2]

In 1985 he published a book that was supported by the Foundation for Middle East Peace.

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