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SIEGEL, Isaac, a Representative from New York; born in New York City April 12, 1880; attended the public schools and pursued a supplementary course of study in New York City; was graduated from New York University Law School in 1901; was admitted to the bar May 26, 1902, and commenced practice in New York City; was appointed special deputy attorney general for the prosecution of election frauds in 1909 and 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1923); chairman, Committee on the Census (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1922; during the First World War was a member of the overseas commission which visited France and Italy during July and August 1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916, 1920, 1924, and 1936; resumed the practice of law; appointed as a magistrate of New York City on July 4, 1939, and served until September 14, 1940, when he was appointed to the bench; justice of the domestic relations court of New York City until his death in that city on June 29, 1947; interment in Field Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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External Research Collections

American Jewish Historical Society
Center for Jewish History

New York, NY
Papers: 1897-1944, 1 box. The papers of Isaac Siegel contain correspondence with Franklin D. Roosevelt and other. Topics documented in the papers include Jewish personnel in the Armed Forces.
Papers: In the Morris Rosenfeld Papers, 1894-1967, 5.4 linear feet. Persons represented include Isaac Siegel.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cantor, Jacob Aaron. Contested-election case of Jacob A. Cantor v. Isaac Siegel. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1916.

Hertz, Emanuel. The significance of the Stars and Stripes; extension of remarks of Hon. Isaac Siegel of New York in the House of Representatives, August 3, 1917. Washington: N.p., 1917.

Siegel, Isaac. The real patriotic American. [Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916].

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