EINSTEIN, Edwin (1842-1905)

EINSTEIN, EDWIN, a Representative from New York; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, November 18, 1842; moved with his parents to New York City in 1846; worked as clerk in a store; received a collegiate training in the College of the City of New York, and entered Union College, but did not graduate; engaged in mercantile pursuits; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); was not a candidate for renomination in 1880; unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of New York City in 1892; dock commissioner of New York City in 1895; was prominently identified with a number of investment companies and woolen factories; died in New York City January 24, 1905; interment in Shearith Israel Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: 1879-1881, 1 volume.
An autograph album, kept by Edwin Einstein while he was a member of the 46th Congress.