|Date of birth||2 October 1908|
|Place of birth||Kalvarija, Russian Empire|
|Year of aliyah||1933|
|Date of death||11 March 1986(aged 77)|
|Knessets||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Born in Kalvarija in the Russian Empire, Ankorin was educated at a heder and a Hebrew Science and Technology School. He attended Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas, where he studied law, and was certified as a lawyer. Whilst a student, he was a member of the Zionist Students Organisation in Kaunas. He was also a member of the Socialist Zionist Party and the League for a Workers Israel.
In 1933 he made aliyah to Mandate Palestine, where he worked as a lawyer in Jerusalem. Between 1934 and 1935 he was a member of the Mapai secretariat in the city. From 1936 until 1938 he was a London correspondent for Davar. Whilst in London he also attended the London School of Economics, gaining a PhD in philosophy. After returning to Palestine, he worked as a legal advisor for Hevrat Ovdim, the Histadrut's holding company, from 1940 until 1946.
He was on the Mapai list for the 1961 elections, and although he failed to win a seat, he entered the Knesset on 7 July 1965 as a replacement for the deceased Moshe Sharett. However, he lost his seat in the November 1965 elections. Nevertheless, he returned to the Knesset for a second time on 26 February 1969 as a replacement for Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, who had died in office. He was re-elected in the October 1969 elections, and again in 1973, before losing his seat for a final time in the 1977 elections.
He died in 1986 at the age of 77.
- Ari Ankorin on the Knesset website