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Leo Isacson Papers
||Isacson, Leo, 1910-1996
||Leo Isacson Papers
||circa 1920-1990, bulk 1945-1949
||Leo Isacson (1910-1996) was an attorney and politician from Bronx, NY. In a 1948 special
election he was elected to the seat for New York's 24th District of the United States
House of Representatives as the American Labor Party candidate. The victory shocked
the political establishment and commentators. In that November's general election,
the mainstream political parties worked in a coalition to unseat him. The collection
chronicles Isacson's life, with particular emphasis the 1948 campaign and his subsequent
service in Congress. Included are clippings, photographs, campaign materials, correspondence,
and writings. There are four boxes of scrapbooks, comprised primarily of clippings,
that document the campaign, Isacson's brief career in the House, and the analysis
of Isacson's unexpected victory.
||5.17 linear feet in 1 manuscript box and 4 oversize flat boxes.
|Language of Materials note:
||The majority of the materials are in English. Some clippings are from Yiddish publications.