Paul P. E. Bookson
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Paul P. E. Bookson

Paul P. E. Bookson (January 25, 1933 - September 22, 2005) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life

He was born on January 25, 1933, in New York City, the son of Leo Bookson and Anna Bookson. He practiced law in New York City, and entered politics as a Democrat. He married Tova Heller, and they had three daughters.[1]

Bookson was a member of the New York State Senate from 1965 to 1974, sitting in the 175th, 176th, 177th, 178th, 179th and 180th New York State Legislatures. He was Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture in 1965.

In November 1975, he was elected to the New York City Civil Court, and was re-elected in 1985.

He was a member of the congregation of the Eldridge Street Synagogue,[2] He was instrumental in achieving the restoration of the synagogue.[3]

On September 22, 2005, Bookson was hit by a motorcycle while crossing Adams Street in Brooklyn, and died from his injuries a few hours later in Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan.[4]

Sources

  1. ^ New York Red Book (1967-1968; pg. 77)
  2. ^ City Awards $1 Million to Aid Synagogue in the New York Times on October 22, 2000
  3. ^ Paul Bookson, former judge, senator, synagogue leader in The Villager (Vol. 75, No. 1'9, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2005)
  4. ^ A Retired Judge Is Killed Crossing the Street in the New York Times on September 23, 2005
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Joseph R. Marro
New York State Senate
24th District

1965
Succeeded by
William J. Ferrall
Preceded by
Ivan Warner
New York State Senate
27th District

1966
Succeeded by
Basil A. Paterson
Preceded by
William J. Ferrall
New York State Senate
24th District

1967-1972
Succeeded by
John J. Marchi
Preceded by
Manfred Ohrenstein
New York State Senate
25th District

1973-1974
Succeeded by
Carol Bellamy

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