Theodore S. WEISS, Congress, NY (1927-1992)


WEISS, Theodore S., a Representative from New York; born in Gava, Hungary, September 17, 1927; attended the primary schools of Hungary until 1938 when he emigrated to the United States and settled in South Amboy, N.J.; continued his education in the public schools of South Amboy; graduated from Hoffman High School, 1946; B.A., Syracuse (N.Y.) University, 1951; LL.B., Syracuse University, 1952; admitted to the New York bar in 1953 and commenced practice in New York City; served in the United States Army, 1946-1947; naturalized citizen of the United States, 1953; served as New York County assistant district attorney, 1955-1959; engaged in the private practice of law in New York City, 1959-1976; member, Council of the city of New York, 1962-1977; delegate, New York State Democratic convention, 1962; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1977, until his death in New York City on September 14, 1992.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present