Jacob J. Schwartzwald

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Jacob J. Schwartzwald (March 12, 1900 – October 8, 1983) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was born on March 12, 1900, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, and practiced law in New York City.

Schwartzwald was a member of the New York State Assembly (Kings Co., 6th D.) in 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (7th D.) from 1935 to 1942, sitting in the 158th, 159th, 160th, 161st, 162nd and 163rd New York State Legislatures.

On September 9, 1942, he was appointed by Gov. Herbert H. Lehman to the City Court, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward J. Kelly.[1] In November 1942, he was elected to a full ten-year term,[2] and was re-elected in November 1952.

On November 2, 1954, he was elected to the New York Supreme Court for a 14-year term beginning on January 1, 1955.[3] On November 20, 1954, six weeks before his term would begin, he was appointed by Gov. Thomas E. Dewey to the Supreme Court, to fill a vacancy.[4] He was re-elected in November 1968, became an Official Referee (i.e. a senior judge on an additional seat) of the Supreme Court in 1971, and retired from the bench at the end of 1976 when he reached the constitutional age limit.

He died on October 8, 1983, in Interfaith Hospital in Brooklyn.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ APPOINTED TO BENCH HERE in the New York Times on September 10, 1942 (subscription required)
  2. ^ VOTE FOR JUSTICES IS GENERALLY LIGHT in the New York Times on November 4, 1942 (subscription required)
  3. ^ BURKE IS LEADING FOR STATE COURT in the New York Times on November 3, 1954 (subscription required)
  4. ^ DEWEY PROLONGS 2 TERMS ON BENCH in the New York Times on November 21, 1954 (subscription required)
  5. ^ J.J. SCHWARTZWALD, EX-JUDGE in the New York Times on October 11, 1983
New York Assembly
Preceded by
George Blumberg
New York State Assembly
Kings County, 6th District

1927–1933
Succeeded by
Samson Inselbuch
New York State Senate
Preceded by
George Blumberg
New York State Senate
6th District

1935–1942
Succeeded by
Louis B. Heller