Agron (Agronsky), Gershon

Agron (Agronsky), Gershon
   Jerusalem editor and mayor. Agron’s family migrated from the Ukraine to the United States when he was thirteen years old. He first came to Palestine during World War I as a volunteer in the Jewish Legion. In 1932, he became the founder and editor of the Palestine Post (later the Jerusalem Post), the only English-language daily newspaper in the country. It was influential as the organ of the yishuv, read by the British officials and military in Palestine and by the foreign press. Its office was blown up by saboteurs in 1947.
   Agron was a sociable man with a fondness for lively talk. In the home of his wife Ethel and himself, at 4 Rashba Street, overseas visitors and correspondents mingled every Friday evening with British officials and leaders of the different local communities.
   In 1949, Agron was invited to organize and direct the Israel Government Information Services, a post he held until 1951. He loved Jerusalem, and in 1955 was elected mayor of the city - a task to which he devoted himself until his death.

Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament. . 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • AGRON (Agronsky), GERSHON — (1894–1959), Israeli journalist and mayor of Jerusalem. Agron was born in Mena, Ukraine, and was brought to the United States as a child. During World War I he served with the jewish legion in Palestine. In 1920–21 he was employed by the Zionist… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Agron (Agronsky), Gershon — (1894 1959)    Jerusalem editor and mayor, of Ukrainian orign. His family went to the US when he was 13. He settled in Palestine during World War I. In 1932 he became the founder and editor of the Palestine Post. In 1949 he organized and directed …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Gershon Agron — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Agron (homonymie). Gershon Agron en 1949 Gershon Agron (en hébreu : גרשון אגרון) e …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gershon Agron — (born Agronsky, 1894 1959) was an Israeli press pioneer and mayor of Jerusalem. He was born in the Ukraine but emigrated with his family to the USA soon after. During World War I he fought with the Jewish Legion in the area of present day Israel… …   Wikipedia

  • Martin Agronsky — (12 January 1915  1999) was an American journalist and host of the television program Agronsky Company. Contents 1 Early years 2 Years as a correspondent 3 CBS Paris Bureau Chief From Marc …   Wikipedia

  • JERUSALEM POST — (until 1950 The Palestine Post), independent English language daily newspaper published in Jerusalem. It was founded in December 1932 (after having purchased and incorporated the Palestine Bulletin, which had appeared since 1925) by Gershon… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.