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Leo Frederick Rayfiel

Hebrew: ליאו פרדריק רייפיאל
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Death: 1978 (90)
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Leo Frederick Rayfiel (March 22, 1888 - November 18, 1978) was a United States Representative from New York.


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Born in New York City, Rayfiel graduated from the New York University Law School in 1908. He was admitted to the bar in 1918 and commenced practice in Brooklyn. He was the father of screenwriter David Rayfiel (1923–2011). From 1939 to 1944 he was a member of the New York State Assembly, and was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress. He was re–elected to the Eightieth Congress and held office from January 3, 1945 until September 13, 1947, at which point he resigned having been appointed a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Rayfield served in that capacity until his death.


Rayfiel died in Wayne, New Jersey in 1978; interment was in Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.


Leo F. Rayfiel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Leo F. Rayfiel, New York Congressman and Judge Leo Frederick Rayfiel (March 22, 1888 – November 18, 1978) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Biography[edit] He was born on March 22, 1888, in New York City. He graduated from the New York University Law School in 1908. He was admitted to the bar in 1918, and commenced practice in Brooklyn.

Rayfiel was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 2nd D.) from 1939 to 1944, sitting in the 162nd, 163rd and 164th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 79th and 80th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1945, to September 13, 1947, when he resigned to accept an appointment to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He remained on the bench until his death.

Rayfiel died on November 18, 1978, in Wayne, New Jersey; and was buried at the Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.

Screenwriter David Rayfiel (1923–2011) was his son.[1]

References[edit] Jump up ^ William Grimes (June 23, 2011). "David Rayfiel, Screenwriter With Sydney Pollack, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-06-23. United States Congress. "Leo F. Rayfiel (id: R000083)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. External links[edit] Leo F. Rayfiel at Find a Grave New York Assembly Preceded by Benjamin Brenner New York State Assembly Kings County, 2nd District 1939–1944 Succeeded by J. Sidney Levine United States House of Representatives Preceded by Arthur G. Klein Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 14th congressional district 1945–1947 Succeeded by Abraham J. Multer Legal offices Preceded by Grover M. Moscowitz Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York 1947–1966 Succeeded by Jack B. Weinstein Categories: 1888 births1978 deathsNew York University School of Law alumniMembers of the New York State AssemblyMembers of the United States House of Representatives from New YorkJudges of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New YorkUnited States district court judges appointed by Harry S. TrumanNew York DemocratsDemocratic Party members of the United States House of Representatives

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1888
1888
1923
September 9, 1923
Age 35
1978
1978
Age 90