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Emanuel Celler

Emanuel Celler
U.S. Representative from New York's 10th, 15th, 11th, 10th Congressional District
From: March 3, 1923 - January 3, 1973
Predecessor Lester D. Volk
Successor Elizabeth Holtzman
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Party Democrat
Religion Judaism

Emanuel Celler (May 6, 1888 – January 15, 1981) was a Democrat representative from New York City who served for half a century in the United States House of Representatives. While mostly a liberal, he opposed and voted against the Equal Rights Amendment,[1][2] leading to his ouster in the 1972 primaries. He is best known for introducing the Hart-Celler Act, an immigration bill that passed in the mid-1960s.

References

  1. Roe v. Wade = Death of Equal Rights Amendment. Fascinating Politics. Retrieved April 23, 2021.
  2. TO PASS H.J. RES. 208.. GovTrack.us. Retrieved April 23, 2021.

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