Leo Frederick Rayfiel

Personal

Birthday: 
3/22/1888
Birthplace: 
New York, NY
Date of Death: 
11/18/1978
Place of Death: 
Wayne, NJ
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Private practice, Brooklyn, New York, 1918-1945
State assemblyman, New York, 1939-1944
U.S. representative from New York, 1945-1947

Education

Name of School: 

New York University School of Law

Our educational mission focuses on our three core constituencies: students, faculty and alumni. There is an obvious interdependence among these three groups: By attracting the top students, faculty interest is magnified; likewise, enabling professors to do their best work and supplying them with the most desirable resources allows us to attract young scholars who are motivated and talented. Similarly, the more tangible the impact the Law School has on our community, the more engaged our alumni become. Our graduates are energized by the intellectual excitement of the school, enriching their own professional lives and adding still more luster to their alma mater's reputation. Loyal alumni give back, so that a cycle of generosity, learning, appreciation and active participation in our school and society continues.

Degree: 
LL.B.
Degree Year: 
1908
Name of School - Second: 
Read law
Degree Year - Second: 
1918

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Court Name: 

New York Eastern District Court

President Nominating: 
Harry S Truman
Party Affiliation of President: 
Democratic
Commission Date: 
7/30/1947
Retirement from Active Service: 
3/4/1966
Termination Date: 
11/18/1978
Termination Reason: 
Death
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