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Emanuel Celler - Service in the House of Representatives, Final Years

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US representative, born in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He studied at Columbia University Law School (1912), then practised law in New York City, serving as an appeal agent on the draft board during World War 1. A Democrat in the US House of Representatives (1923–73), he was chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary. After his defeat by reform Democrats, he joined a commission to revise the federal appellate courts (1973–5) and resumed his law practice.

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