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Irwin Delmore DAVIDSON

(1906-1981)

DAVIDSON, Irwin Delmore, a Representative from New York; born in New York City January 2, 1906; attended the public schools; Washington Square College of New York University, B.S., 1927; New York University Law School, LL.B., 1928; was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; counsel for Legislative Bill Drafting Commission in 1935 and special counsel to New York State Mortgage Commission in 1936; attended the New York State Constitutional convention in 1938 and acted as secretary to the Democratic leader; elected to the State assembly in 1936 and resigned in 1948; justice of the Court of Special Sessions in New York City from 1948 until his resignation in 1954 to become a candidate for United States House of Representatives; elected as a Democrat-Liberal to the Eighty-fourth Congress and served from January 3, 1955, until his resignation on December 31, 1956; elected judge of the Court of General Sessions in the county of New York in 1956 for a fourteen-year term; New York State Supreme Court, 1963-1974; resided in New Rochelle, N.Y. until his death there on August 1, 1981; cremated, ashes scattered over the Long Island Sound by seaplane.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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