David Stern (Israeli politician)
|Date of birth||29 March 1910|
|Place of birth||Suwałki, Russian Empire|
|Year of aliyah||1935|
|Date of death||13 February 2003(aged 92)|
|Faction represented in Knesset|
Stern was born in Suwałki in the Russian Empire (today in Poland) in 1910. During World War I his mother fled the Germans with him and his brother, Avraham, and found refuge with her sister in Russia. Stern studied engineering in Brno in Czechoslovakia. He made aliyah to Mandatory Palestine in 1935, and became a member of Lehi, of which Avraham was the leader.
He worked as a building contractor, and was president of the Building Contractors Association.
A member of the Herut central committee, he became a member of Tel Aviv city council in 1969. He was on the Likud list (an alliance of Herut and other right-wing parties) for the 1977 elections, but failed to win a seat. However, he entered the Knesset on 18 June 1979 as a replacement for Shmuel Rechtman, who had resigned his seat after failing in an appeal against a conviction for bribery. Stern lost his seat in the 1981 elections.
He died in 2003 at the age of 92.
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