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Leonard FARBSTEIN

(1902-1993)

FARBSTEIN, Leonard, a Representative from New York; born in New York City October 12, 1902; graduated from High School of Commerce; attended City College of New York, New York, N.Y.; attended Hebrew Union Teachers College; graduated from New York University Law School, New York, N.Y., 1924; lawyer, private practice; member of the New York state assembly, 1932-1956; during the First World War served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve; vice chairman of East River Day Camp, a philanthropic organization; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1957-January 3, 1971); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-second Congress in 1970; died on November 9, 1993, in New York, N.Y.; interment in Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, N.J.

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

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