Several prominent Jewish citizens of New York State were elected to high offices as a result of the hotly contested election campaign which ended with a victory for the Democratic ticket headed by Governor Alfred E. Smith and United States Senator Robert F. Wagner. Col. Herbert H. Lehman was the campaign manager for the Democratic party in New York state. Rabbi Stephen S. Wise actively participated in the Democratic campaign.
Benjamin N. Cardoza. Democrat. was elected Chief Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, being endorsed by both parties. Returns at this writing showed Benjamin Stolz of Syracuse leading for attorney general, against Albert Ottinger. Republican, who ran for reelection. Mr. Stolz is a cousin of Louis Marshall. He is honorary president of the Jewish Communal Home of Syracuse. Max S. Levine, Democrat, was elected judge of the court of general sesions, and Alfred Frankenthaler, Democrat, Justice of the Supreme Court, from the First District, Manhattan.
Congressmen Samuel Dickstein, Sol Bloom and Emanuel Celler were reelected to Congress. Dr. W. I. Sirovich, Democrat, defeated Representative nathan D. Perlman, Republican, in the Fourteenth Congressional District, by a majority of 500 votes. William W. Cohen, Democrat, was elected to Congress from the Seventeenth Congressional District. Abraham Greenberg defeated Senator Court-land Nicoll, Republican, seeking reelection to the State Senate. Senator Leonard R. Lipowicz of Buffalo was reelected to the State Senate.
Victor Berger, Socialist Candidate for Congress in Milwaukee, was probably reelected, early returns received here show.
Judge Max Levine, who was appointed Judge of the Court of General Sessions by Governor Smith to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Alfred Talley, had served as City Magistrate for seven years, under appointment by Mayor Hylan in 1919. He served as Counsel to the State Department of Labor and to the County Clerk. He was a member of the Board of Aldermen for 8 years.
He was one of the organizers of the Grand Street Boys’ Association, of which he has been president since its inception.
He is a member of Piatt Lodge, F.& A. M.; New York Lodge of Elks; Knights of Pythias, New York Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose, National Democratic Club; Director of the Institutional Synagogue and of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropic Societies.
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