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Harry N. Rosenfield, 83, who helped create...


Harry N. Rosenfield, 83, who helped create the federal school lunch program in 1946, then supervised the resettlement of European refugees in the United States, died Friday at his home in Washington.

In 1946, as the chief assistant to the administrator of the Federal Security Agency, a precursor of the Department of Health and Human Services, he helped draft the legislation that created the school lunch program.

Two years later, after serving as delegate to the U.N. Economic and Social Council in Geneva, President Harry S. Truman named him commissioner of the Displaced Persons Commission, which was responsible for supervising the admission and resettlement of refugees after World War II.

By the time the commission expired four years later, he and a staff of 2,500 had helped bring more than 500,000 refugees to the United States.

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