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WC Vol. 26 (36, 38); CD 883c; New Times, 3/19/76 (16); EIR, 9/16/80 (35); New Solidarity, 3/2/87 (2); HSCA Reel 4, Box 2, Folder B (AMKW 4); New York Times, Thurs., January 14, 1999, p. A18


DOB: 9/18/12; POB: New York City; DOD: 1/12/99; POD: New York City. Parents: Max and Dora Cherne, immigrants from Russia. Founded International Rescue Committee in 1946. President of IRC from then to at least 1976. (?) No! Succeeded Reinhold Niebuhr, the theologian, as chairman of IRC in 1951. IRC was recipient of funds from Kaplan Fund (CIA Conduit). Pres. Ford appointed Cherne as one of 3 men to supervise CIA'S activities. On 1/13/62 (Sat.), Oswald wrote IRC, New York, requesting $800 for return trip. On 1/26/62 (Fri.), Oswald wrote IRC, New York, requesting $1,000 for return trip. Died Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at age 86, in Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan where he lived. Was a lawyer, economist and businessman. Survived by daughter, Gail Gambino of Baiting Hollow, NY; a brother, Jack Cherne of Santa Monica, Calif., and a granddaughter Erica Gambino of Bridgehampton, NY.

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