Edwin Einstein

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Edwin Einstein
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded byAnthony Eickhoff
Succeeded byP. Henry Dugro
Personal details
BornNovember 18, 1842 (1842-11-18)
Cincinnati, Ohio
DiedJanuary 24, 1905 (1905-01-25) (aged 62)
New York City, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Fanny Hendricks Einstein
Alma materCollege of the City of New York
Professionmerchant, banker politician

Edwin Einstein (November 18, 1842 – January 24, 1905) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Einstein was son of Lamle 'Lewis' and Judith Einstein. He moved with his parents to New York City in 1846, worked as clerk in a store, and received a collegiate training in the College of the City of New York. He entered Union College, but did not graduate, and continued in mercantile pursuits. He married Fanny Hendricks. He went into a partnership with Louis Hirschhorn founding a cigar manufacturing business named Hirschhorn & Einstein.[2]


Einstein was elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress, and served from March 4, 1879 to March 3, 1881.[3] Not a candidate for renomination in 1880, he was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of New York City in 1892.

President of New River Mineral Company, Einstein was also director of Alabama Mineral Land Company, director of Raritan Woolen Mills, and trustee of Texas Pacific Land Trust. He was also Dock Commissioner of New York City in 1895.[4]


Einstein died of heart trouble, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, on January 24, 1905 (age 62 years, 67 days). He is interred at Beth Olom Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, New York.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stone, Kurt F. "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members, (2011). Pages 37–38. ISBN 9780810857315.
  2. ^ "United States Tobacco Journal, Volume 89". BMT Publications. January 1, 1918.
  3. ^ "Edwin Einstein". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Edwin Einstein". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Edwin Einstein". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Anthony Eickhoff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 7th congressional district

1879 - 1881
Succeeded by
P. Henry Dugro

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