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Leo Frederick Rayfiel

(1888 - 1978)

RAYFIEL, Leo Frederick, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, March 22, 1888; attended the grade and high schools; was graduated from the New York University Law School in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice in Brooklyn, N.Y.; member of the New York State assembly 1939-1944; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected to the Eightieth Congress and served from January 3, 1945, until his resignation on September 13, 1947, having been appointed a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in which capacity he served until his death; died in Wayne, N.J., November 18, 1978; interment in Wellward Cemetery, Farmingdale, N.Y.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress