- Saul Weprin
Saul Weprin (
August 5, 1927Brooklyn, New York City- February 11, 1994Queens, New York City) was an American lawyer and politician.
He was the son of a wholesale food dealer and a housewife who emigrated from the
Kievarea to New York. He graduated from Brooklyn Collegeand Brooklyn Law School, and practiced law at the Manhattanlaw firm of Thelen, Marrin, Johnson & Bridges.
He was a Democratic member from Queens County of the
New York State Assembly, and was elected Speaker on December 16, 1991, after Speaker Mel Millerhad lost his seat in the Assembly upon being convicted for mail fraud. Weprin pushed the first gay rights bill through the Assembly.ref|NYTimes-Weprin-dead
He died at the
Long Island Jewish Medical Centerin Queens from complications resulting from a stroke.ref|NYTimes-Weprin-dead2
His wife Sylvia, whom he married in 1950, was a New York City schoolteacher. After his death, his son
Mark Weprinwon his former seat, and remains in the Assembly to this day. His son David Weprinis a member of the New York CityCouncil. His oldest son, Barry Weprin, is an attorney in New York.
* Sack, Kevin. "Saul Weprin Is Dead at 66; Sought Assembly Harmony." "
The New York Times" (Section 1; Page 10; Column 1; Metropolitan Desk), February 12, 1994
* [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0CE3DA143AF934A25751C1A967958260] His election as Speaker, in NYT on December 17, 1991
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