|Leon David Crestohl|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Maurice Hartt|
|Succeeded by||Milton L. Klein|
May 7, 1900|
Warsaw, Vistula Land (now Poland)
|Died||March 21, 1963(aged 62)|
|Relations||Hyman Meyer Crestohl, father|
Born in Warsaw, Vistula Land (now Poland), the son of Rabbi Hyman Meyer Crestohl (1865–1928), he emigrated with his family to Canada in 1911 living in Quebec City before moving to Montreal in 1919. Crestohl was educated at McGill University and the Université de Montréal. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1926 and was made a King's Counsel in 1944. During World War II, he served as Crown Counsel for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board in Montreal.
Crestohl was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Cartier in a 1950 by-election held after the death of the previous MP, Maurice Hartt. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1953, 1957, 1958, and 1962, and sat in the house until his death on March 21, 1963.
- "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Federal Experience - CRESTOHL, Leon David, Q.C., B.C.L.". Library of Parliament. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
- "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Complete File - GRAHAM, David". Library of Parliament. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
- Leon Crestohl – Parliament of Canada biography
- Canadian Jewish Congress Archives
- Guide to the Papers of Leon David Crestohl (1900-1963) at the American Jewish Historical Society, New York.
- Leon David Crestohl fonds
- Hyman Meyer Crestohl fonds
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