Frederick F. Greenman, candidate for the State Senate from the Fifteenth Senatorial District on the Republican-Fusion ticket, is one of the senior members of the law firm of Cook, Nathan & Lehman.
He was born in New York City on September 3, 1932. He was awarded scholarships to Harvard College, which graduated him in 1914. Two years later he received a degree from Harvard Law School.
At college he was president of the Harvard Menorah Society and the Harvard Zionist Society. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and of the two debating organizations, Tau Kappa Alpha and Delta Sigma Rho.
After leaving law school he was employed by the then firm of Leventritt, Cook, Nathan & Lehman. In 1922, he became a junior partner in the firm, then known under its present name, and in 1928 a senior partner.
He has specialized, he says, “in acting for stockholders and bondholders who have required protection either because their rights had been disregarded or because a corporation in which they had invested their money had gotten into financial difficulties.”
He campaigned for John Purroy Mitchell in 1917, and became interested in the Fusion movement during the various Seabury investigations.
He was a member of the City Party, organized in 1932, and was on its advisory council until the organization of the City Fusion Party, which gave him a similar post and placed him on the campaign committee headed by Judge Seabury. On December 28, 1933, he was appointed a member of the city executive committee of the party, to whose principles, he says, “I subscribe fully.”
He was a deputy attorney general under George Z. Medalie in 1928, and in 1933 both he and his wife were elected to the Republican county committee pledged to vote for a new county leader. When the new Republican Club of the Ninth Assembly District was organized he became a member of its executive committee.
For about four years he has been chairman of the board of the Menorah Association, which is associated in publishing the Menorah Journal.
He is a member of Temple Emanu-El and vice-chairman of its committee for the American Union of Hebrew Congregations.
His candidacy has been endorsed by Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and by Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch.
A. J. B.