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B'nai B'rith
Politician members in Massachusetts

  Benjamin D. Burdick (1903-1987) — also known as Ben Burdick — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich.; Birmingham, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Lawrence, Essex County, Mass., July 2, 1903. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1930; delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1948, 1956 (member, Credentials Committee), 1960 (alternate); member of Wayne State University board of governors; elected 1959; circuit judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1963-77; appointed 1963. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Shriners; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Congress; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Judicature Society. Died in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., December 5, 1987 (age 84 years, 156 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Brother of Irwin H. Burdick.
  Political family: Burdick-Hochman family of Detroit, Michigan.
  George Harry Cohen (b. 1892) — also known as George H. Cohen — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Lowell, Middlesex County, Mass., February 5, 1892. Republican. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; magazine editor; U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, 1934. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Beta Kappa; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham L. Cohen and Sarah (Grodjiensky) Cohen; married, August 25, 1931, to Pauline Kaufman.
  Samuel L. Fein (b. 1899) — of Springfield, Hampden County, Mass. Born in Russia, June 8, 1899. Republican. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Tau Epsilon Phi; Elks; Freemasons; American Legion; Knights of Pythias. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Abraham Fein and Sarah (Schwartz) Fein; married, December 31, 1922, to Mildred B. Sherman.
  Bernard Ginsburg (b. 1898) — of Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine, August 1, 1898. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; member of Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1925-26, 1929-30; member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee, 1932-36; candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 12th District, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Knights of Pythias; Odd Fellows; Elks; B'nai B'rith. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Myer Ginsburg and Sonia (Segal) Ginsburg; married, November 27, 1927, to Mildred Fishman.
Carl Pack Carl Pack (1899-1945) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Worcester, Worcester County, Mass., January 25, 1899. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1931-38; member of New York state senate, 1939-45 (22nd District 1939-44, 25th District 1945); died in office 1945. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith; Freemasons. Died August 7, 1945 (age 46 years, 194 days). Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
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