PODELL, Bertram L., a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., December 27,
1925; attended Yeshiva of Flatbush and Abraham Lincoln High School, St. Johns
University and Brooklyn Law School; admitted to the bar in 1950 and commenced
practice in New York City; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; member
of the State assembly, 1954-1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninetieth
Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of
United States Representative Abraham J. Multer, and reelected to the three
succeeding Congresses (February 20, 1968-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful
candidate for renomination to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; resumed the
practice of law in New York City; died on August 17, 2005, in New York, N.Y.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Bertram L. Podell, Democratic Representative
from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,