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PRESS RELEASE May 19, 1959

World Bank Appoints Henry R. Labouisse as Consultant

Mr. Henry R. Labouisse has been appointed a Consultant on the staff of the World Bank, and will take up his duties early in June.

From 1954 until last year Mr. Labouisse was Director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees. He was educated at Princeton University and Harvard Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1930. He practiced law in New York City until 1941. During the following ten years he served with the Department of State and held a number of important posts in the United States and abroad. From 1951 to 1954 he was Chief of the Special Mission to France for the Economic Cooperation Administration and its successor agencies, and at the same time Minister for Economic Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Paris.