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Meyer C Ellenstein

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Name  Meyer Ellenstein

Died  1967

Meyer C. Ellenstein (October 15, 1886 – February 11, 1967) served as Mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1933 to 1941.


Ellenstein was born in New York City on October 15, 1886, the son of Max Ellenstein and the former Libby Bzuroff.

First a Golden Gloves boxer and amateur handball champion of the state of NewJersey, he became a dentist and then a lawyer and then city councilman of Newark. His nickname was "Doc" Ellenstein.

Ellenstein assumed the office as Mayor of Newark in 1933. He was member for FDR's Council of Mayors. He was a vocal critic of New York City Mayor LaGuardia's attempt to expand North Beach Airport (later known as LaGuardia Airport) for commercial flights.

He died on February 11, 1967.

He was the father of Robert Ellenstein.


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