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October 24, 1934
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State Senator Albert Wald, Democratic candidate for re-election in the Seventeenth Senatorial District, is the legislator who put through a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell goods on which labels stating the country of their origin have been falsified or destroyed.

Senator Wald championed this bill, aimed directly at Nazi attempts to get around the boycott in this country, despite the fact that substantial part of his constituency lies in German-American Yorkville.

Born in New York City in 1889, he was educated in the city public schools, at City College of New York and at New York Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1910. He resides with his wife and their two children at 8 East Eighty-sixth street.

He is president of the Synagogue Council of America; honorary secretary of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; a member of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, and counsel for Yeshiva College of America.

He has sponsored numerous social service bills in the Legislature, including minimum wage protection for women and children in industry; workers’ employment insurance; a proposal to ratify the child labor amendment to the United States Constitution; a $13,000,000 state education aid fund; a better housing amendment, and several other acts in support of social and industrial reform.

He has received the endorsement of former Governor Alfred E. Smith, who characterized him as “an able, socially-minded legislator,” adding that “Governor Lehman needs you to carry on his progressive policy.”

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