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Edwin Einstein

(1842 - 1905)

EINSTEIN, Edwin, a Representative from New York; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1842; moved with his parents to New York City in 1846; worked as clerk in a store; received a collegiate training in the College of the City of New York, and entered Union College, but did not graduate; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of New York City in 1892; dock commissioner of New York City in 1895; was prominently identified with a number of investment companies and woolen factories; died in New York City January 24, 1905; interment in Shearith Israel Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress