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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
4 December 1948

UNITED NATIONS
Department of Public Information
Press and Publications Bureau
Lake Success, New York
CAUTION: ADVANCE RELEASE
Press Release PAL/396
4 December 1948
HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL
6 PM SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 1948
GRIFFIS APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF
UN RELIEF FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES


The UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie tonight announced the appointment of Stanton Griffis as Director of the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees.

Mr. Griffis is the present United States Ambassador to Egypt.

He is being placed on leave by his Government so that he can take up his duties immediately.

Mr. Griffis has appointed Dr. Bayard Dodge to act as adviser.

Dr. Dodge for 25 years was President of the American University of Beirut.


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