Rae Livingston Egbert (August 15, 1891 – May 11, 1964) was an American businessman and politician from New York.

Rae L. Egbert
Born
Rae Livingston Egbert

August 15, 1891
DiedMay 11, 1964
NationalityAmerican
Occupationbusinessman and politician from New York

Early yearsEdit

He was born on August 15, 1891,[1] on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York, the son of George L. Egbert (1862–1957) and Ella L. Turner (died 1919). He attended the public schools on Staten Island, and Mount Hermon School. In 1911, he began to work in his father's haberdashery in Tompkinsville. During World War I, he enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army, and remained stationed at Fox Hills, on Staten Island. He finished the war as a sergeant major.[2]

CareerEdit

Egbert was a member of the New York State Senate (24th D.) from 1935 to 1940, sitting in the 158th, 159th, 160th, 161st and 162nd New York State Legislatures. He was defeated for re-election in 1940 and 1942. In 1944, he ran for Congress in the 16th District but was defeated by Republican Ellsworth B. Buck.[3]

In 1958, he removed to Gulfport, Florida.[4]

Family lifeEdit

On June 4, 1917, he married Olive Doll, and they had one daughter: Joan Egbert.

DeathEdit

He died on May 11, 1964, while on a visit at his sister Grace's home in Stapleton, Staten Island.[5]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Rae Egbert" at Social Security Info
  2. ^ Egbert genealogy at RootsWeb
  3. ^ CANDIDATES IN RICHMOND in the New York Times on June 14, 1944 (subscription required)
  4. ^ Rae L. Egbert Dies at 72; A State Senator, 1935-40 in the New York Times on May 14, 1964 (subscription required)
  5. ^ "George L. & Frank Egbert Families" at RootsWeb
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Harry J. Palmer
New York State Senate
24th District

1935–1940
Succeeded by
Robert E. Johnson