Aaron J. Levy
Aaron Jefferson Levy (July 4, 1881 – November 21, 1955) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
Life and careerEdit
He was born on July 4, 1881, in New York City. He is the son of Jacob Levy and Annabella (Bernstein) Levy (1862–1945). He attended the public schools and Cooper Union. He graduated LL.B. from New York University School of Law in 1902. He practiced law in New York City. On March 10, 1903, he married Libbie Finkelstein, and they had two children.
Levy was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 4th D.) in 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913. He was Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary in 1911; and Majority Leader in 1913. He was also the chairman of the managers on behalf of the Assembly (i.e. the prosecution team) at the impeachment trial of Governor William Sulzer in 1913. He was an alternate delegate to the 1912 Democratic National Convention.
In November 1913, he was elected to the New York City Municipal Court; and he was President of the Board of Municipal Justices from 1916 to 1923. In November 1923, he was elected to the New York Supreme Court. In 1937, when he ran for re-election, the Citizens Union urged voters to vote him down, but he was re-elected nevertheless.
- MRS. JACOB LEVY in the New York Times on September 8, 1945 (subscription required)
- Who's who in American Jewry (Vol. 3, 1933; pg. 634)
- HONOR LEVY AT DINNER in the New York Times on December 4, 1913
- TRICKED BY CLERKS, JUSTICE LEVY SAYS in the New York Times on October 17, 1916
- LEVY DEFEAT ASKED BY CITIZENS UNION in the New York Times on October 23, 1937 (subscription required)
- SERVICE FOR AARON LEVY in the New York Times on November 26, 1955 (subscription required)
|New York Assembly|
William H. Burns
| New York State Assembly
New York County, 4th District
Henry S. Schimmel
Frank L. Young
| Majority Leader of the New York State Assembly
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