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John Lennon’s Jewish lawyer

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/music/article/the_ballad_of_john_and_leon_20101208

Leon Wildes sits in a polished conference room on Madison Avenue, where the walls are festooned with news articles and enlarged photographs of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and…Leon Wildes. He may not be the fifth Beatle, but it was the legal artistry of this HIAS board member that masterfully secured Lennon’s U.S. residency back in 1976.

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