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Seymour HALPERN

(1913-1997)

HALPERN, Seymour, a Representative from New York; born in New York City November 19, 1913; graduate of Richmond Hill High School; attended Seth Low College of Columbia University, 1932-1934; newspaper reporter in New York and Chicago, 1931-1933; engaged in the insurance business; staff assistant to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, 1937; assistant to president of New York City Council, 1938-1940; member, State senate, 1941-1954; member, Temporary State Commission to Revise the Civil Service Laws, 1952-1954; member, Mayor’s Committee on Courts, 1956-1958; vice president and later chairman of the board, The Insurist Corporation of America, 1948-1959; unsuccessful Republican candidate for election to the Eighty-fourth Congress in 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1973); was not a candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; died January 10, 1997.

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

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