Herbert Zelenko

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Herbert Zelenko, Congressman from New York

Herbert Zelenko (March 16, 1906 – February 23, 1979) was a United States Representative from New York. He was born in New York City of Polish origin. He attended public schools and graduated from Columbia University in 1926 and from Columbia Law School in 1928. He was admitted to the bar in 1929 and commenced the practice of law in New York City. He was a lecturer for the Practicing Law Institute and Law Science Institute and an assistant United States attorney for the southern district of New York.

Zelenko was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress. After his unsuccessful election, he resumed his practice of law. He died in New York City in 1979 due to a stomach ulcer. He was buried at Sharon Gardens, Valhalla, New York.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

  • United States Congress. "Herbert Zelenko (id: Z000003)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob K. Javits
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 21st congressional district

January 3, 1955 – January 3, 1963
Succeeded by
James C. Healey