Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
ROSENTHAL, Benjamin Stanley (1923-1983)

ROSENTHAL, BENJAMIN STANLEY, a Representative from New York; born in New York City June 8, 1923; attended public schools, Long Island University, and City College; United States Army, 1943-1946; LL.B., Brooklyn Law School, 1949; LL.M., New York University, 1952; admitted to the New York bar in 1949 and commenced practice in New York City; admitted to the Supreme Court bar in 1954; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative Lester Holtzman, and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (February 20, 1962-January 4, 1983); died on January 4, 1983, in Washington, D.C.; interment at Beth-David Cemetery, Elmont, N.Y.

Columbia University
Oral History Archives
New York, NY
Oral History: 1975, 1 tape reel.
The interview contains reminiscences of Benjamin S. Rosenthal done in1975. Topics discussed include United States-Greek relations, 1971-1975; congressional hearings on Southern Mediterranean policy; public and administration reactions to ethnic lobbying; and pro-Israel sentiments in Congress.


Queens College Library
The City University of New York
Flushing, NY
Papers: ca. 1973-1983, approximately 85 linear feet.
The papers of Benjamin Rosenthal strongly docu ment consumer advocacy, international issues, and local issues in Queens and Brooklyn, including controversial co-op/condominium conversions and the closing of the Flushing Airport.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the New Democratic Coalition of New York Records, 1960-1978, 49 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Benjamin S. Rosenthal.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Benjamin S. Rosenthal, Democratic Representative from New York. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.