Joseph C. Baldwin (1897-1957), a Republican congressman from New York, strongly supported the rescue of Jewish refugees from the Nazis.
Baldwin served three terms in the House of Representatives, representing the 17th District, covering parts of Manhattan He was the lead co-sponsor in the House, along with Will Rogers, Jr., of the Bergson-initiated congressional resolution urging creation of a government rescue agency.
After failing to win his party’s renomination in 1946, Baldwin became chairman of the Political Action Committee for Palestine, a splinter from the Bergson Group. In December of that year, the committee sent him on a fact-finding mission to London and Jerusalem that garnered extensive publicity for the Zionist cause.
Medoff, Militant Zionism in America, pp.165-166.