Born in New York City, Lessler attended the public schools. He was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1889 and later from the Columbia Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced the practice of his profession in New York City.
Lessler was 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, 1903 to March 3, 1903. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in New York City until his death there on February 17, 1938. His remains were cremated.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district
John J. Fitzgerald
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