WEISS, Samuel Arthur

WEISS, Samuel Arthur
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1902–1977

Biography

WEISS, Samuel Arthur, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Krotowocz, Poland, April 15, 1902; immigrated to the United States in 1903 with his parents, who settled in Glassport, Pa.; attended the public schools; B.S., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1925 and from the law department of the same university, LL.B., 1927 and J.D., 1929; was admitted to the bar in 1927 and commenced practice in Pittsburgh, Pa.; director of the Roselia Maternity Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.; served in the State house of representatives 1935-1939; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh Congress; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on January 7, 1946 (January 3, 1941-January 7, 1946); elected in November 1945 a judge of Common Pleas Court of Allegheny County, Pa., for the term commencing in January 1946; reelected in 1955 for the term ending January 1966, and again in 1965 for the term ending January 1976; retired in 1967; president, Pennsylvania State Judicial Administration, 1968; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., February 1, 1977; interment in B'nai Israel Cemetery.

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

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External Research Collections

American Jewish Historical Society

New York, NY
Papers: ca. 1941, 0.25 linear foot. The papers of Samuel Arthur Weiss consist of correspondence from him and statements by Jewish members of Congress in response to a speech by Congressman Rankin of Mississippi denouncing Congressman M. Michael Edelstein as an "International Jew."
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Kelly, George Edward. Sammy blows his whistle; a biography of Judge Samuel A. Weiss. Introduction by James H. Duff. Washington: Progress Press, [1947].

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