|Photograph, 1983-1993, Collection of the U.S. House of
ACKERMAN, Gary Leonard, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, Kings County,
N.Y., November 19, 1942; graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School,
Brooklyn, N.Y., 1960; B.A., Queens College, Flushing, N.Y., 1965; attended, St.
John’s University, Jamaica, N.Y., 1966; teacher; member of the New York
state senate, 1979-1983; business owner; unsuccessful candidate for city
council, New York City, N.Y., 1977; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth
Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of
United States Representative Benjamin Rosenthal, and reelected to the fourteen
succeeding Congresses (March 1, 1983-January 3, 2013); was not a candidate for
reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.