Barondess, Joseph

   American labour and communal leader. Born in the Ukraine, he emigrated to New York in 1888. He helped lead the cloakmakers' strike in 1890 and was sentenced to imprisonment as a result. He was active in the Socialist Labour Party and later in the Zionist movement. He was a founder of the American Jewish Congress and a member of the American Jewish delegation to the Versailles peace talks in 1919.

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