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B'nai B'rith
Politician members in Florida

  Irwin R. Brownstein (1930-1996) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 4, 1930. Lawyer; law partner of Sebastian Leone; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1960-63; member of New York state senate, 1964-66 (15th District 1964-65, 23rd District 1966); civil court judge in New York, 1967-68; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1969-80. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Died of a heart attack in Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, Fla., March 24, 1996 (age 65 years, 141 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Steven Effman (b. 1950) — also known as Steve Effman — of Sunrise, Broward County, Fla. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., October 13, 1950. Democrat. Lawyer; mayor of Sunrise, Fla., 1993-96; member of Florida state house of representatives 98th District, 1997-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Admitted in 2003 to inappropriate relationships with three divorce clients; suspended from the practice of law for 91 days. Still living as of 2003.
  Relatives: Married to Barbara S. Effman.
  Harold Lawrence Frankel (1916-2002) — also known as Harold L. Frankel — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va.; Cape Coral, Lee County, Fla. Born October 25, 1916. Hotel owner; merchant; mayor of Huntington, W.Va., 1957-59, 1974-75, 1977-78; Cabell County Sheriff and Treasurer, 1961-64. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith. Died, in a hospice at Pembroke Pines, Broward County, Fla., February 18, 2002 (age 85 years, 116 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of A. H. Frankel; brother-in-law of Leon L. Schneider and Emanuel Joshua Evans.
  Political family: Evans family of North Carolina.
  Alberto Gutman (b. 1959) — also known as Al Gutman — of Florida. Born in Havana (La Habana), Cuba, January 4, 1959. Republican. Member of Florida state house of representatives, 1984-92; member of Florida state senate 34th District, 1992-99. Jewish. Cuban ancestry. Member, Phi Theta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. In 1999, he was indicted, along with his wife and 23 others, on charges of Medicaid fraud and conspiracy; pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy charges that he helped set up home health care companies that never did any legitimate business, got names of purported patients from voter lists, and received over $800,000 in Medicare payments; resigned from the Florida Senate as part of the plea bargain; sentenced in 2000 to five years in prison, fined, and ordered to pay restitution. Still living as of 1999.
  Curtis Levine (b. 1947) — also known as Curt Levine — of Florida. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., November 21, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 89th District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Jewish. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; B'nai B'rith; Jewish War Veterans. Still living as of 2000.
  Simon J. Liebowitz (c.1906-1998) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., about 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1960-68 (10th District 1960-65, 18th District 1966, 15th District 1967-68); Justice of New York Supreme Court, 1969-75. Jewish. Member, Odd Fellows; B'nai B'rith; Knights of Pythias. Died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., May 24, 1998 (age about 92 years). Burial location unknown.
  Harold Shapiro (1906-1981) — of Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Pereyaslov, Russia, May 1, 1906. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Miami Beach, Fla., 1953-55. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Zionist Organization of America; Alpha Epsilon Pi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; B'nai B'rith. Died in May, 1981 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Max Shapiro and Fannie (Bernstein) Shapiro; married, June 14, 1953, to Sylvia Simha Chinio.
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