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Montague Lessler

(1869 - 1938)

LESSLER, Montague, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 1, 1869; attended the public schools; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1889 and later from the Columbia Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced the practice of his profession in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Nicholas Muller and served from January 7, 1902, to March 3, 1903; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law in New York City until his death there on February 17, 1938; remains were cremated.

Sources: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress