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Judge Rosalsky, 62 Dies After Operation; on Bench 30 Years

May 12, 1936
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Otto A. Rosalsky, senior judge of the court of General Sessions and prominent in Jewish communal life, died today at Mount Sinai hospital in his sixty-third year. He had been operated on last Friday for a minor ailment.

Upon hearing of Judge Rosalsky’s death, Mayor LaGuardia ordered flags on municipal buildings lowered to half-staff. He also telephoned to Police Commissioner Valentine to arrange a police guard of honor at the bier while the body is lying in state.

Judge Rosalsky headed the Jewish Education Association and played a leading role in settling the internal strife that had for years beset the kosher poultry industry in New York. His mediation settled a threatened strike of shechitim and laid the basis for reorganization of poultry slaughter with attachments of plumbas, or legbands.

He was appointed to the General Sessions court in 1905 at the age of thirty-two — the youngest man to hold the position. He tried several famous criminal cases. Judge Rosalsky was born and educated on the lower East Side and was graduated from the College of the City of New York.

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