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Leon Sacks

(1902 - 1972)

SACKS, Leon, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 7, 1902; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1923, and from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1926; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced the practice of law in Philadelphia, Pa.; appointed deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania in February 1935 and served until January 1937; elected as a member of the Democratic State committee in 1936 and served until 1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1937-January 3, 1943); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; served at Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, from January 4, 1943, to January 10, 1946; resumed the practice of his profession; member of State Veterans Commission 1951-1969; chairman, registration commission of Philadelphia 1952-1965; member of Military Reservations Commission 1957-1967; died in Philadelphia, Pa., March 11, 1972; interment in Shalom Memorial Park.

Sources: Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress