Morris Michael Edelstein
(1888 - 1941)
EDELSTEIN, Morris Michael, a Representative from New
York; born in Meseritz, Poland, February 5, 1888; at three years of
age immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in
New York City; attended the public schools and Cooper Union College
in New York City; was graduated from the Brooklyn Law School of St.
Lawrence University, New York City, in 1909; was admitted to the bar
in 1910 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; elected
as a Democrat to the Seventy-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of William I. Sirovich; reelected to the Seventy-seventh
Congress and served from February 6, 1940, until his death on June 4,
1941, in the cloakroom of the House of Representatives, Washington,
D.C., after completing the delivery of a speech on the floor of the
House; interment in Mount Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Long Island, N.Y.
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