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Benjamin J. Rabin

Benjamin J. Rabin (June 3, 1896 – February 22, 1969) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Benjamin J. Rabin
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – December 31, 1947
Preceded byJames M. Fitzpatrick
Succeeded byLeo Isacson
Personal details
Born(1896-06-03)June 3, 1896
Rochester, New York
DiedFebruary 22, 1969(1969-02-22) (aged 72)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Syd Sobel Rabin
Alma materNew York University School of Law
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Branch/service United States Navy
Years of service1917-1919 (Navy)
1919-1921 (Navy Reserve)
RankUS Navy O1 infobox.svg Ensign
Battles/warsWorld War I


Benjamin Jacob Rabin was born in Rochester, New York. He attended New York University School of Law until leaving to join the United States Navy during World War I. He served from May 30, 1917 until January 1919, and attained the rank of ensign. Rabin remained in the Navy Reserve until 1921.

He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1919, attained admission to the bar, and became an attorney. In 1934 and 1935, Rabin was counsel to the New York State Legislature's joint committee that investigated guaranteed mortgages. He then served as counsel to the New York York State Mortgage Commission from 1935 to 1937, and chairman of the commission from 1937 to 1939. During World War II, Rabin was head of the Bronx Board of Appeals Board for the Selective Service System.

Rabin was elected to Congress in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945 until his resignation on December 31, 1947 to become a Justice of the New York Supreme Court, having won election to a fourteen-year term. In January 1955, Rabin was appointed an associate justice of the Supreme Court's appellate division for the term ending December 31, 1961. He was reelected in 1961, and served as a judge from January 5, 1948 until his death in Palm Beach, Florida on February 22, 1969. He was buried at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.


Rabin was married to Syd Sobel Rabin. They had no children.

See alsoEdit


  • United States Congress. "Benjamin J. Rabin (id: R000002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Benjamin J. Rabin at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James M. Fitzpatrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district

Succeeded by
Leo Isacson