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Isaac SIEGEL

(1880-1947)

SIEGEL, Isaac, a Representative from New York; born in New York City April 12, 1880; attended the public schools and pursued a supplementary course of study in New York City; was graduated from New York University Law School in 1901; was admitted to the bar May 26, 1902, and commenced practice in New York City; was appointed special deputy attorney general for the prosecution of election frauds in 1909 and 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on the Census (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; during the First World War was a member of the overseas commission which visited France and Italy during July and August 1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916, 1920, 1924, and 1936; resumed the practice of law; appointed as a magistrate of New York City on July 4, 1939, and served until September 14, 1940, when he was appointed to the bench; justice of the domestic relations court of New York City until his death in that city on June 29, 1947; interment in Field Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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