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Edward Julius Elsaesser (March 10, 1904 – January 7, 1983) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative for the 43rd district of the state of New York.

Edward Julius Elsaesser
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 43rd district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byDaniel A. Reed
Succeeded byAnthony F. Tauriello
Personal details
BornMarch 10, 1904 (1904-03-10)
Buffalo, New York
DiedJanuary 7, 1983 (1983-01-08) (aged 78)
Williamsville, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Anna Hossack Elsaesser
Alma materUniversity at Buffalo Law School


Elsaesser was born in Buffalo, New York on March 10, 1904, the son of John and Ida (Steinke) Elsaesser, and graduated from the University at Buffalo Law School in 1926. He was admitted to the bar in 1927 and practiced in Buffalo.[1] He married Anna Hossack on December 6, 1933.


Elsaesser was a Republican candidate for the New York State Assembly from Erie County's 3rd District in 1936. He was a Republican State committeeman from 1937 to 1945, and a Delegate to the 1940 Republican National Convention.

Elected to the House of Representatives as a Republican in 1944 and reelected in 1946, Elsaesser served from January 3, 1945 to January 3, 1949.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948, and for his Congressional district's Republican nomination in 1950. After leaving Congress, Elsaesser continued to practice law.


Elsaesser died in Williamsville, New York on January 7, 1983 (age 78 years, 303 days). He is interred at Williamsville Cemetery, Williamsville, New York.[3]


  1. ^ "Edward J. Elsaesser". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Edward J. Elsaesser". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Edward J. Elsaesser". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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