Leonard Farbstein

Leonard Farbstein

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 9 Nov 1993 (aged 91)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Block 2; Stanchion Reindeer; Line 29; Grave 4
Memorial ID 16887621 · View Source
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US Congressman. He graduated from New York University Law School in 1924 and became an attorney in New York City. During World War I he was a member of the Coast Guard Reserve. Farbstein served in the New York Assembly from 1932 to 1956. He was elected to the US House as a Democrat in 1956 and was reelected six times, serving from 1957 to 1971. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1970, losing the Democratic primary to liberal activist Bella Abzug, who campaigned against Farbstein as not being energetic enough in opposing the Vietnam War.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 2 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 16887621
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Farbstein (12 Oct 1902–9 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 16887621, citing Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .