Israel Stiefel (D5) Philadelphia (Part) County 1937-1964
Israel Stiefel, born December 31, 1898, Odessa, Odessa Oblast, Ukraine; son of Jacob and Ethel Stiefel; married, Beverly Ruth Stiefel, son, Jay Robert Stiefel; University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1925, LL.B., 1928, A.M. 1932; Ph.D, Doctor of Humanities, (honorary degree), Moore Institute, Philadelphia, 1951; Dropsie College of Philadelphia, Hebrew, Cognate Languages; attorney, practice, United States Supreme Court, United States Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme, Superior Courts of Pennsylvania, United States District Court, County Courts of Philadelphia; special deputy, Attorney General of Philadelphia, 1935; chief auditor, Controller of Philadelphia, 1936; Syro-Palestine Campaign, World War I; teacher, political science, Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1937-1964; Democratic Caucus Chairman; died, June 28, 1966 (age, 67), Tel Aviv Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel; interment, Roosevelt Memorial Park, Trevose, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 5th district, Philadelphia (Part) County, 1937-1964; Democratic Caucus Chairman; committee assignments, Appropriations, Constitutional Changes and Federal Relations, Insurance, Judiciary General, Public Health and Welfare, State Goverment.
His bequests created the Stiefel Forest, Jerusalem; Stiefel Laboratory (for preserving cuneiform tablets), Penn Museum.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (1963-1964). Stine, C., (Editor). Crouse, J., (Assistant Editor). (Volume 96) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 93, 95. Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 85.
Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
Israel Stiefer (unknown-1966) - Find a Grave Memorial