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Theodore S. Weiss

(1927 - 1992)


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Theodore S. Weiss was a Jewish American politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Weiss was born in Gava, Hungary, on September 17, 1927, and attended the primary schools of Hungary until 1938 when he emmigrated to the United States and settled in South Amboy, N.J. He continued his education in the public schools of South Amboy; graduated from Hoffman High School, 1946; B.A., Syracuse (N.Y.) University, 1951; LL.B., Syracuse University, 1952; admitted to the New York bar in 1953 and commenced practice in New York City; served in the United States Army, 1946-1947; naturalized citizen of the United States, 1953; served as New York County assistant district attorney, 1955-1959; engaged in the private practice of law in New York City, 1959-1976; member, Council of the city of New York, 1962-1977; delegate, New York State Democratic convention, 1962; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1977, until his death in New York City on September 14, 1992.


Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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