Louis B. Brodsky, since 1924 a judge in the Magistrates Court, was yesterday named by Tammany Hall as the Democratic candidate for Congress in the seventeenth district. Magistrate Brodsky’s opponent in the Fall elections will be Mrs. Ruth Pratt, the present Congressional representative in this district.
Magistrate Brodsky, who is 46 years old, has been active in Jewish philanthropic circles and is well known in Democratic political quarters. He is a former chairman of the Borough Park Keren Hayesod District, a director of the Hebrew Orphan Home and a Trustee of the Israel Zion Hospital. His nomination is seen as Tammany’s determination to make a real fight to unseat Mrs. Pratt, who is completing her first term in Congress to which she was elected after a brief tenure in the Board of Aldermen.