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  Nathan Aaron (1905-1974) — of Hartford, Hartford County, Conn.; West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Born in Hartford, Hartford County, Conn., October 22, 1905. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Connecticut state senate 2nd District, 1945-46. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Odd Fellows. Died in October, 1974 (age about 69 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Aaron and Eva Aaron.
  Melville E. Abrams (1912-1966) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., February 14, 1912. Democrat. Lawyer; secretary to U.S. Rep. Isidore Dollinger; member of New York state assembly, 1955-66 (Bronx County 5th District 1955-65, 90th District 1966); died in office 1966. Jewish. Member, Elks; Knights of Pythias; American Jewish Congress; Lions; B'nai B'rith; Zionist Organization of America; Urban League; NAACP. Died, from a heart attack, in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., October 10, 1966 (age 54 years, 238 days). Interment at Beth El Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Ann Soffrin.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Robert Abrams (b. 1938) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 4, 1938. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1966-69 (89th District 1966, 81st District 1967-69); borough president of Bronx, New York, 1970-78; resigned 1978; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984; New York state attorney general, 1979-93; Presidential Elector for New York, 1988; candidate for U.S. Senator from New York, 1992. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; Knights of Pythias; Phi Sigma Delta; NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action. Still living as of 2000.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Abrams and Dorothy (Kaplan) Abrams.
  See also Wikipedia article
Bella S. Abzug Bella Savitzky Abzug (1920-1998) — also known as Bella S. Abzug; Bella Savitzky; "Battlin' Bella"; "Mother Courage"; "Bellicose Bella" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., July 24, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1971-77 (19th District 1971-73, 20th District 1973-77); defeated, 1978 (18th District), 1986 (20th District); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1996; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from New York, 1976; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1977; member of Democratic National Committee from New York, 1993. Female. Jewish. Member, Urban League; National Organization for Women; American Civil Liberties Union; Americans for Democratic Action; American Jewish Congress. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 1994. Died, of complications from heart surgery, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., March 31, 1998 (age 77 years, 250 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Daughter of Emanuel Savitzky (1882-1933) and Esther Savitzky; married, June 4, 1944, to Maurice Martin Abzug (1916-1986).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Benjamin Antin (1884-1956) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Berlinez, Ukraine, August 4, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1921-22; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1923-30; delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; American Jewish Congress; Lions; Tammany Hall; Knights of Khorassan; B'nai B'rith. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 22, 1956 (age 72 years, 79 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Antin and Frances (Schwartzman) Antin; married, August 18, 1918, to Dora Polsky (c.1897-1970).
  Abraham Bernstein (1918-1990) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., May 1, 1918. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state senate, 1961-90 (28th District 1961-65, 36th District 1966, 32nd District 1967-90); died in office 1990. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; B'nai B'rith. One leg was amputated in 1977 due to phlebitis. Died, following a heart attack, in Albert Einstein Medical Center, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., March 4, 1990 (age 71 years, 307 days). Interment at New Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Iselin, N.J.
  Relatives: Married to Ruth Schub and Gretchen Diamond.
  Steven Paul Bloom (b. 1944) — also known as Steven P. Bloom — of Hewlett, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 2, 1944. Democrat. Candidate for New York state assembly, 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 2000; member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1993. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Still living as of 2000.
  Albert Howard Blumenthal (1928-1984) — also known as Albert H. Blumenthal — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 13, 1928. Liberal. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1963-76 (New York County 5th District 1963-65, 73rd District 1966, 67th District 1967-72, 69th District 1973-76); candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1973. Jewish. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Jewish Congress; American Bar Association; Americans for Democratic Action. In December, 1975, he was indicted on perjury charges over his testimony about a 1971 meeting where he was alleged to intercede on behalf of a nursing home operator; later, bribery charges were added; in April, 1976, all the charges were ruled to be without factual basis, and dismissed. Died, presumably from cancer, in the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 8, 1984 (age 55 years, 269 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Bennet M. Blumenthal and Matilda Blumenthal; married, May 18, 1958, to Joel Marie Winik.
  Seymour Boyers (b. 1926) — of Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born October 9, 1926. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly 24th District, 1967-68. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; American Arbitration Association. Still living as of 1968.
  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 in primary 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 (1913-1992).
  Political family: Burdick-Hochman family of Detroit, Michigan.
Emanuel Celler Emanuel Celler (1888-1981) — also known as Manny Celler — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 6, 1888. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from New York, 1923-73 (10th District 1923-45, 15th District 1945-53, 11th District 1953-63, 10th District 1963-73); defeated (Liberal), 1972; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1936, 1940, 1944 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; United World Federalists; American Jewish Congress; American Jewish Committee; B'nai B'rith. Died, from pneumonia, in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 15, 1981 (age 92 years, 254 days). Interment at Mt. Neboh Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Henry H. Celler and Josephine (Müller) Celler; married, June 30, 1914, to Stella B. Baar (died 1966).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Bernard S. Deutsch (b. 1884) — of Riverdale, Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Maryland, 1884. Democrat. Lawyer; Independent candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America. Burial location unknown.
  Daniel Ellison (1886-1960) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Russia, February 14, 1886. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1932, 1948 (alternate); U.S. Representative from Maryland 4th District, 1943-45; defeated, 1936, 1940, 1944; member of Maryland state senate, 1947-50. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Died in Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, Md., August 20, 1960 (age 74 years, 188 days). Interment at Hebrew Friendship Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
Leonard Farbstein Leonard Farbstein (1902-1993) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 12, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 4th District, 1933-56; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1957-71; defeated in primary, 1970. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Bar Association; Knights of Pythias; American Jewish Congress; American Judicature Society. Died, of advanced heart disease, at New York Downtown Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 9, 1993 (age 91 years, 28 days). Interment at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Farbstein and Yetta Schlanger Farbstein; married to Blossom Langer.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Herbert Fineman (b. 1920) — of Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 4, 1920. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1955-72; Speaker of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1969-72; delegate to Pennsylvania state constitutional convention, 1967-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Louis L. Friedman (b. 1906) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., December 29, 1906. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1941-44; member of New York state senate 15th District, 1945-55; resigned 1955; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1957-58. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith; National Lawyers Guild. Burial location unknown.
  Elmer Gertz (1906-2000) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 14, 1906. Lawyer; delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention 13th District, 1969-70. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Suffered a heart attack, and died three months later, in a nursing home at Chicago, Cook County, Ill., April 27, 2000 (age 93 years, 226 days). Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Gertz and Grace Gertz.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Jacob H. Gilbert (1920-1981) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., June 17, 1920. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1951-54; member of New York state senate 27th District, 1955-60; U.S. Representative from New York, 1960-71 (23rd District 1960-63, 22nd District 1963-71); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; Zionist Organization of America; American Jewish Congress; Lions; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Died in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., February 27, 1981 (age 60 years, 255 days). Interment at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Flushing, Queens, N.Y.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — NNDB dossier
  Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020) — of Washington, D.C. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., March 15, 1933. Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, 1980-93; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1993-. Female. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations; American Academy of Arts and Sciences; American Civil Liberties Union; American Jewish Congress; Phi Alpha Delta. Inducted, National Women's Hall of Fame, 2002. Died in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2020 (age 87 years, 187 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also NNDB dossier — National Women's Hall of Fame
  Harrison J. Goldin (b. 1936) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., February 23, 1936. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1966-73 (31st District 1966, 30th District 1967-73); New York City Comptroller, 1974-89; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984; candidate in primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1989. Jewish. Member, Order of the Coif; Phi Beta Kappa; American Jewish Congress; NAACP; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee; American Bar Association; Council on Foreign Relations. Still living as of 2001.
  See also Internet Movie Database profile
  Samuel Jacob Harris (1877-1960) — also known as Samuel J. Harris — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Born in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., April 7, 1877. Republican. Lawyer; Justice of New York Supreme Court 8th District, 1925-45; Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court 4th Department, 1940-45. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; American Bar Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; B'nai B'rith. Died in Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y., 1960 (age about 83 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Solomon Joel Harris and Rachael Adeline (Brown) Harris; married, June 14, 1921, to Goldie G. Weisburg (1884-1964).
Gustave Hartman Gustave Hartman (1880-1936) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Hungary, August 12, 1880. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 16th District, 1905-06; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 10th District, 1908; municipal judge in New York, 1913-17, 1921-29; candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1923, 1924, 1929; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; B'nai B'rith; Zionist Organization of America; American Arbitration Association; Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Elks; Woodmen. Founder and president, Israel Orphan Asylum, New York City. Died, of a heart ailment, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., November 12, 1936 (age 56 years, 92 days). Interment at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.; memorial monument at Hartman Triangle, Manhattan, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Kalman Hartman and Sarah 'Sallie' (Luchs) Hartman; married, September 9, 1928, to May Weisser (1899-1997).
  Epitaph: "Beloved husband, devoted brother, a life of service."
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Times, November 13, 1936
  Julius Helfand (1902-1987) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., December 11, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1935; defeated, 1935. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; National Lawyers Guild. Sponsored 1935 amendment to New York State tax law, which prohibited educational institutions from denying admission to qualified applicants because of race, color, or creed. Died in Palm Beach County, Fla., August 16, 1987 (age 84 years, 248 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Ruben Helfand and Rose (Sperance) Helfand; married, November 21, 1926, to Naomi Aaronson.
  Sidney Jacobi (b. 1906) — of Port Richmond, Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born February 19, 1906. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Richmond County 2nd District, 1934; defeated, 1934. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Burial location unknown.
  Samuel Kalesky (1877-1957) — of Brookline, Norfolk County, Mass.; Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Boston, Suffolk County, Mass., January 13, 1877. Democrat. Lawyer; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1932. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Order Brith Abraham. Died October 28, 1957 (age 80 years, 288 days). Interment at Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, East Boston, Boston, Mass.
  Relatives: Son of Louis Kalesky and Amelia Kalesky.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Gloria G. Karp (b. 1925) — of Scarsdale, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 21, 1925. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972. Female. Jewish. Member, American Civil Liberties Union; American Jewish Congress. Still living as of 1973.
  G. Oliver Koppell (b. 1940) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., December 15, 1940. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1970-94 (84th District 1970-82, 80th District 1983-92, 81st District 1993-94); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1984, 1996; New York state attorney general, 1994; appointed 1994; member City Council, New York City, from 2002. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association. Still living as of 2002.
  Louis J. Lefkowitz (1904-1996) — also known as "The People's Lawyer" — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 3, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 6th District, 1928-30; municipal judge in New York, 1935; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 14th District, 1940; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944, 1948, 1956 (alternate), 1960 (member, Credentials Committee), 1964; New York state attorney general, 1957-78; candidate for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1961. Jewish. Member, Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Jewish Congress; Knights of Pythias. Died in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 20, 1996 (age 91 years, 353 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Lefkowitz and Mollie (Isaacs) Lefkowitz; married, June 14, 1931, to Helen Schwimmer.
  Julian William Mack (1866-1943) — also known as Julian W. Mack — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in San Francisco, Calif., July 19, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; law professor; circuit judge in Illinois, 1904-05; Judge, Illinois Appellate Court, 1905-11; Judge of U.S. Commerce Court, 1911-13; Judge of U.S. Circuit Court for the 7th Circuit, 1911; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 1911-29; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, 1929-30; Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, 1929-40; took senior status 1940; senior judge, 1940-43. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Zionist Organization of America; American Jewish Congress; American Jewish Committee. Died, in his room at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., September 5, 1943 (age 77 years, 48 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of William Jacob Mack and Rebecca (Tandler) Mack; married, March 9, 1896, to Jessie Fox (died 1938); married 1940 to Cecile B. Blumgart.
  Cross-reference: Murray Gurfein
  See also federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article
  Jerrold Lewis Nadler (b. 1947) — also known as Jerrold Nadler — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 13, 1947. Democrat. Member of New York state assembly, 1977-92 (69th District 1977-82, 67th District 1983-92); U.S. Representative from New York 8th District, 1992-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Americans for Democratic Action; American Civil Liberties Union; National Organization for Women. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  May W. Newburger — of Great Neck, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972, 1984, 1988, 2000; member of New York state assembly 16th District, 1979-86. Female. Jewish. Member, Phi Beta Kappa; American Jewish Congress. Still living as of 2000.
  Manfred Ohrenstein (b. 1925) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Mannheim, Germany, 1925. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1961-93 (25th District 1961-65, 29th District 1966, 27th District 1967-93); delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1980, 1984. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Committee; American Jewish Congress; Americans for Democratic Action; B'nai B'rith; American Civil Liberties Union; NAACP. Still living as of 1993.
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
  Seymour Posner (b. 1925) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 21, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; social worker; member of New York state assembly, 1965-75 (Bronx County 2nd District 1965, 85th District 1966, 76th District 1967-75). Jewish. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Jewish War Veterans; American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; AFSCME. Still living as of 1975.
  Howard Joseph Samuels (1919-1984) — also known as Howard J. Samuels; "Howie the Horse" — of Canandaigua, Ontario County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., December 3, 1919. Democrat. Colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; co-founder, Kordite Company, manufacturers of plastic products; candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 1962, 1970, 1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964, 1972, 1984; U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce, 1964-67; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1966; president, New York Offtrack Betting Corporation, 1971-74. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Died, from a heart attack, in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 26, 1984 (age 64 years, 328 days). Interment at Southampton Cemetery, Southampton, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Harry L. Samuels and Bertha (Levy) Samuels; married, February 22, 1942, to Barbara J. Christie; married, December 21, 1973, to Antoinette Chautemps (1940?-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Philip Jacob Schupler (b. 1909) — also known as Philip J. Schupler — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Austria, February 28, 1909. Democrat. School teacher; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 19th District, 1945-53; resigned 1953; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Burial location unknown.
  Allyson Y. Schwartz (b. 1948) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pa. Born in Queens, Queens County, N.Y., October 3, 1948. Democrat. Social worker; member of Pennsylvania state senate 4th District, 1991-2004; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 2000; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 2005-; candidate in primary for Governor of Pennsylvania, 2014. Female. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
Carl Sherman Carl Sherman (c.1891-1956) — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Olmütz, Austria (now Olomouc, Czechia), about 1891. Democrat. New York state attorney general, 1923-24; defeated, 1924; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924, 1948 (alternate), 1956; candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1942; treasurer of New York Democratic Party, 1945-50. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Jewish Congress. Died in Larchmont, Westchester County, N.Y., July 17, 1956 (age about 65 years). Interment at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Sanda Sherman and Pauline (Opler) Sherman.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Image source: New York Red Book 1924
  Stephen Joshua Solarz (1940-2010) — also known as Stephen J. Solarz — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., September 12, 1940. Member of New York state assembly 45th District, 1969-74; Liberal candidate for borough president of Brooklyn, New York, 1973; U.S. Representative from New York 13th District, 1975-93; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1988. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Americans for Democratic Action. Died November 29, 2010 (age 70 years, 78 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Sanford Solarz and Ruth (Fertig) Solarz; married, February 5, 1967, to Nina Koldin; grandnephew of Ralph Halpern (1890-1975); first cousin once removed of Seymour Halpern.
  Political family: Solarz-Halpern family of New York.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Herman Toll (1907-1967) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, March 17, 1907. Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1951-59; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1959-67 (6th District 1959-63, 4th District 1963-67). Jewish. Member, Urban League; American Bar Association; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee; American Jewish Congress. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 26, 1967 (age 60 years, 131 days). Interment at Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Max Toll (1879-1961) and Rebecca (Plaksin) Toll (1880-1958); married to Rose Ornstein (1913-1997).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Deborah Wasserman Schultz (b. 1966) — also known as Debbie Wasserman Schultz — of Davie, Broward County, Fla.; Weston, Broward County, Fla. Born in Forest Hills, Queens, Queens County, N.Y., September 27, 1966. Democrat. Aide to U.S. Rep. Peter Deutsch, 1989-92; member of Florida state house of representatives 97th District, 1993-2000; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Florida state senate, 2001-04; U.S. Representative from Florida, 2005-18 (20th District 2005-13, 23rd District 2013-18). Female. Jewish. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; National Organization for Women; American Jewish Congress. Youngest woman ever elected to the Florida legislature. Still living as of 2018.
  Relatives: Married to Steve Schultz.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Henry Arnold Waxman (b. 1939) — also known as Henry A. Waxman — of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., September 12, 1939. Democrat. Lawyer; member of California state assembly, 1969-74; U.S. Representative from California, 1975-2015 (24th District 1975-93, 29th District 1993-2003, 30th District 2003-13, 33rd District 2013-15); delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; Sierra Club. Still living as of 2019.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Stephen Samuel Wise (1874-1949) — also known as Stephen Wise; Stephen Samuel Weisz — of Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Budapest, Hungary, March 17, 1874. Democrat. Rabbi; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924; offered prayer, Democratic National Convention, 1924. Jewish. Member, American Jewish Congress; NAACP. Died, from a stomach ailment, in Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 19, 1949 (age 75 years, 33 days). Entombed at Westchester Hills Cemetery, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Aaron Wise (1844-1896) and Sabine (Fisher) Wise.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
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Copyright notices: (1) Facts are not subject to copyright; see Feist v. Rural Telephone. (2) Politician portraits displayed on this site are 70-pixel-wide monochrome thumbnail images, which I believe to constitute fair use under applicable copyright law. Where possible, each image is linked to its online source. However, requests from owners of copyrighted images to delete them from this site are honored. (3) Original material, programming, selection and arrangement are © 1996-2019 Lawrence Kestenbaum. (4) This work is also licensed for free non-commercial re-use, with attribution, under a Creative Commons License.
Site information: The Political Graveyard is created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum, who is solely responsible for its structure and content. — The mailing address is The Political Graveyard, P.O. Box 2563, Ann Arbor MI 48106. — This site is hosted by HDL. — The Political Graveyard opened on July 1, 1996; the last full revision was done on March 10, 2021.

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