DICKSTEIN, Samuel

DICKSTEIN, Samuel
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1885–1954

Biography

DICKSTEIN, Samuel, a Representative from New York; born near Vilna, Russia, February 5, 1885; immigrated to the United States in 1887 with his parents, who settled in New York City; attended public and private schools in New York City, the College of the City of New York, and was graduated from the New York City Law School in 1906; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced the practice of law in New York City; special deputy attorney general of the State of New York 1911-1914; member of the board of aldermen in 1917; member of the State assembly 1919-1922; served as a member of the Democratic county committee; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his resignation on December 30, 1945; chairman, Committee on Immigration and Naturalization (Seventy-second through Seventy-ninth Congresses); judge of the New York State Supreme Court until his death in New York City, April 22, 1954; interment in Union Field Cemetery, Queens County, Brooklyn, N.Y.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

American Jewish Archives

Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1923-1944, 12.1 linear feet. The papers of Samuel Dickstein contain correspondence, manuscripts, legislative records, and other materials, relating to Dickstein's anti-fascist and anti-Nazi activities in the U.S. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Columbia University
Oral History Research Office

New York, NY
Oral History: 1950, 74 leaves. Reminiscences of Samuel Dickstein, 1950.

Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

New York, NY
Papers: In the Lillian D. Wald Papers, 1928-1933, 9 letters. Correspondents include Samuel Dickstein. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Goodman, Walter. The Committee: The Extraordinary Career of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Foreword by Richard H. Rovere. New York: Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux, 1968.

Waring, Dorothy. American Defender. New York: R. Speller, Inc., 1935.

Weinstein, Allen, and Alexander Vassiliev. "'Crook': A Soviet Agent in Congress," In The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America-The Stalin Era, 140-150. New York: Random House, 1999.

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