23 Jews Sent to Legislature, All Democrats
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23 Jews Sent to Legislature, All Democrats

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The Democratic landslide carried twenty-three Jews into the State Legislature from New York City districts. Every one of the seventeen Jewish Assemblymen and six Jewish Senators elected is a Democrat.

One upset occurred in the Seventeenth Senatorial District, where Senator Albert Wald, Democrat, running for reelection, was defeated by a narrow margin by J. C. Baldwin, Republic-Fusion candidate.

Justice Isidor Wasservogel, endorsed by both Republicans and Democrats, was re-elected to the Supreme Court in the First District.

Emil M. Haas; Democrat, candidate for the Manhattan Second District Municipal Court Bench, was elected by a substantial plurality.

Frederick Greenman, who put up a courageous fight for a State Senatorship under the Republican-Fusion banner in the Fifteenth Senatorial District, was unable to overcome the machine backing of the incumbent, John L. Buckley, who was reelected. Greenman had received the enthusiastic endorsement of numerous prominent men, among them Rabbi Stephen S. Wise and Aldermanic President Bernard S. Deutsch.

One of the most heart-breaking defeats was that suffered by Assemblyman Samson Inselbuch, Republican-Fusion candidate for reelection in the Sixth Assembly District. He was beaten by his Democratic opponent, Julius Helfand, by a margin of only fifty-eight votes.

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