Benjamin J. Rabin
Benjamin J. Rabin
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 24th district
January 3, 1945 – December 31, 1947
|Preceded by||James M. Fitzpatrick|
|Succeeded by||Leo Isacson|
|Born||June 3, 1896|
Rochester, New York
|Died||February 22, 1969 (aged 72)|
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Spouse(s)||Syd Sobel Rabin|
|Alma mater||New York University School of Law|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1917-1919 (Navy)|
1919-1921 (Navy Reserve)
|Battles/wars||World 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.
- United States Congress. "Benjamin J. Rabin (id: R000002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Benjamin J. Rabin at Find a Grave
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James M. Fitzpatrick
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 24th congressional district
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