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LESSLER, Montague, a Representative from New York; born in New York City, January 1, 1869;
attended the public schools; was graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1889 and
later from the Columbia Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1891 and commenced the practice of
his profession in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of Nicholas Muller and served from January 7, 1902, to March 3,
1903; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice
of law in New York City until his death there on February 17, 1938; remains were cremated.