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Leonard Farbstein (October 12, 1902 – November 9, 1993) was an American politician from New York.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 19th district
January 3, 1957 – January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||Arthur G. Klein|
|Succeeded by||Bella Abzug|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the 4th district
January 1, 1933 – December 31, 1956
|Preceded by||Samuel Mandelbaum|
|Succeeded by||Samuel A. Spiegel|
|Born||October 12, 1902|
New York City
|Died||November 9, 1993 (aged 91)|
New York City
|Alma mater||City College of New York |
New York University Law School
Hebrew Union Teachers College
Farbstein was born on October 12, 1902, in New York City, and graduated from High School of Commerce. He attended City College of New York and Hebrew Union Teachers College. During the First World War Farbstein served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve. He graduated from New York University School of Law in 1924, and practiced law in New York City.
He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 4th D.) in 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939–40, 1941–42, 1943–44, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1953–54 and 1955–56. On September 18, 1947, Farbstein married Blossom Langer, and they had one son.
He was elected as a Democrat to the 85th, 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th and 91st United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1957, to January 3, 1971. He was an open supporter of Lyndon B. Johnson's policy on the Vietnam War. In 1970, he was defeated for re-nomination by Bella Abzug.
- "Farbstein Wins On Viet Nam Issue". The Norwalk Hour. Associated Press. September 28, 1966. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- Stone, Kurt F. (2010). The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810877384. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- "Be A Bella Booster". The Village Voice. September 10, 1970. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- United States Congress. "Leonard Farbstein (id: F000015)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|New York Assembly|
| New York State Assembly
New York County, 4th District
Samuel A. Spiegel
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Arthur G. Klein
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 19th congressional district