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Henry Oscar Kahan (August 26, 1891 – February 6, 1932) was a Jewish-American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[]

Kahan was born on August 26, 1891, in New York City, New York. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School.[1]

Kahan began attending New York Law School in 1910, graduating from there in 1913.[2] He was admitted to the bar a year later and had a law office on 280 Broadway.[1] He later had a law office on 295 Madison Avenue.[3]

In April 1918, during World War I, he was inducted into military service at Camp Upton. Six weeks later, he was transferred to the Coast Artillery Corps as a sergeant. He was honorably discharged in December 1918.[1]

In 1921, Kahan was elected to the New York State Assembly as a Democrat, representing the New York County 8th District. He served in the Assembly in 1922,[1] 1923,[4] 1924,[5] 1925,[6] 1926,[7] 1927,[8] 1928,[9] 1929, 1930,[10] 1931,[11] and 1932.[12]

Kahan's wife's name was Dawley.[3] He was a member of the Freemasons and the Knights of Pythias.[1]

Kahan died in Beth Israel Hospital on February 6, 1932. He was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery.[3]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Malcolm, James (1922). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 117. https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/x6ZwaIZ8MikC?gbpv=1. 
  2. New York Law School (1938). New York Law School Alumni Roster 1891-1938. https://digitalcommons.nyls.edu/alum_catalog/2/. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Henry O. Kahan Dead; In Assembly 11 Years". The New York Times. New York, N.Y.. 7 February 1932. p. 27. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1932/02/07/106028158.pdf. 
  4. Malcolm, James (1923). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 104. https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/kndIAAAAYAAJ?gbpv=1. 
  5. Malcolm, James (1924). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 101–102. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/562888-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-1924?viewer=1&offset=0#page=208&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 
  6. Malcolm, James (1925). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 104. https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/Vc8GAQAAIAAJ?gbpv=1. 
  7. Malcolm, James (1926). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 107. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/493504-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-1926?viewer=1&offset=0#page=218&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 
  8. Malcolm, James (1927). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 81. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/469882-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-1927?viewer=1&offset=0#page=132&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 
  9. Malcolm, James (1928). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 82. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/440162-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-v-37-1928?viewer=1&offset=0#page=133&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 
  10. "Index to Politicians: Kaan to Kandrevas". http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/kabzinski-kanczuzewski.html#783.89.28. 
  11. Malcolm, James (1931). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 88. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/578300-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-v-40-1931?viewer=1&offset=0#page=110&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 
  12. Malcolm, James (1932). The New York Red Book. Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company. pp. 88. https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/560253-new-york-red-book-an-illustrated-legislative-manual-containing-the-portraits-and-biographies-of-the-u-s-senators-governor-state-officers-and-members-of-the-legislature-also-with-the-portraits-of-judges-and-court-reporters-1932?viewer=1&offset=0#page=111&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q=. 

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Preceded by
Morris D. Reiss
New York State Assembly
New York County, 8th District

1922–1932
Succeeded by
Joseph Hamerman
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