Louis B. Heller

Louis Benjamin Heller (February 10, 1905 – October 30, 1993) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Louis B. Heller
Louis B. Heller, New York Congressman and Judge.

Life

He was born on February 10, 1905, on the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Louis was the second of four children of Max and Dora Heller. The Hellers had emigrated from Romania just a few years before the birth of their first child, a daughter named Freida.[1]

Louis B. Heller graduated from Fordham Law School in 1926. He served as a special deputy assistant attorney general for cases of election fraud from 1936 until 1946. He was an appeal agent with the United States Selective Service from 1941 until 1942.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) in 1943 and 1944.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 81st United States Congress, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John J. Delaney, and was re-elected to the 82nd and 83rd United States Congresses, holding office from February 15, 1949, until his resignation on July 21, 1954.

Heller resigned from Congress to become a Judge of New York City's Special Sessions Court, where he served until 1958. In December 1958 he was elected Justice of New York City's City Court, and he served until August 1966. He was elected to the New York Supreme Court in 1966 and served until his 1977 retirement.

He died on October 30, 1993, in Plantation, Florida. He was buried at Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn.

See also

References

  1. ^ Kurt F. Stone (September 2000). The Congressional Minyan: The Jews of Capitol Hill. Ktav Publishing House. p. 202. ISBN 0-88125-659-5.

Sources

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Jacob J. Schwartzwald
New York State Senate
7th District

1943–1944
Succeeded by
William N. Conrad
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John J. Delaney
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1949–1953
Succeeded by
James J. Delaney
Preceded by
Victor L. Anfuso
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 8th congressional district

1953–1954
Succeeded by
Victor L. Anfuso

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