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Irwin Steingut

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Irwin Steingut October 19, 1893 in Manhattan, New York - September 26, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York was an American lawyer, businessman and politician At the time of his death he had served as a member of the New York Assembly longer than anyone in history Early in his career he teamed with Brooklyn boss John H McCooey, who turned Brooklyn into a solidly Democratic power base and dominated its politics for a quarter of a century until his death in 1934 Steingut thereafter became the de facto leader of the Brooklyn Democratic Party Throughout almost all of his legislative career Republicans held a majority in the New York Assembly, and much of that time Steingut was the Minority Leader In 1935 for the one year the Democrats had the majority, Steingut was Speaker of the Assembly

Steingut stoutly defended the Democratic party machine in Brooklyn and when consistent with the Brooklyn machine's interests also Tammany He faced spirited primary opposition several times by independent Democrats but never lost a race He was a key legislative ally of both Governors Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Herbert H Lehman and considered his roles in the passage of unemployment relief under the former and the creation of Brooklyn College his greatest legislative achievements

His son, Stanley Steingut, filled his Assembly seat at his death and became Speaker forty years after Irwin Steingut held the gavel Brooklyn sent either Irwin or Stanley Steingut to the New York Assembly for 56 consecutive years


  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Political apprenticeship
    • 21 Tammany Hall
    • 22 John McCooey and the Madison Club of Brooklyn
  • 3 Assembly career
  • 4 Family
  • 5 Death
    • 51 Notes
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Early life and educationedit

Irwin Steingut was born on October 19, 189312 not 1891, as in Schlegel3, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the first of two sons to Simon and Lena Steingut His mother, formerly Lena Wolbach, was born in Kiev, then in the Russian Empire Simon Steingut was born on December 24, 1856, in Hamburg, one of three sons of Joseph Steingut, a banker who founded the banking house of Steingut & Son He emigrated to the United States, sometime before 1881, where he took up residence in the portion of New York’s Lower East Side known as Klein Deutschland little Germany3 Simon Steingut obtained a position as a Tammany Hall captain and as a result an auctioneer Eventually he developed a real estate and insurance business as a broker and investor, building a successful firm, S Steingut Company, first on Second Avenue, later at 47 West 42 Street, Manhattan4 He was more famous, however, for his activities as a minor political operative and neighborhood fixer, begun when he opened an office at 31 Second Avenue in 1888,5 activities in which he engaged as an informally elected community "little mayor" for over a quarter of a century, for which he was referred to as the "Mayor of Second Avenue"4

Irwin Steingut’s obituary1 says that he “moved to Brooklyn as a young man and was educated in the public schools there” The move was in fact away from his father and involved the turbulent relations between his parents, which resulted in their eventual divorce amid much ridicule in the press Simon Steingut had been married earlier to a woman named Mary The divorce decree in 1881 prohibited Simon although not Mary from remarrying until she died After Lena Woldach gave birth to Irwin, Simon obtained a modification of the decree from Judge Miles Beach He then married Lena on April 10, 18946

Within two years Lena Steingut had engaged a lawyer to seek support from Simon pending divorce Steingut agreed but objected to the allegations of cruelty, telling all that his wife at six feet, almost 14 inches taller than him regularly beat him7 A reconciliation occurred and the couple had another son, Edward born April 20, 1900; he went to Commercial High School in Brooklyn3 But at a high society ball in 1901, Simon had a jealous outburst Lena retaliated by hiring detectives who eventually discovered Simon’s relations with a singer “Blond Cora” Brown who Lena sued for $100,000 and then instituted divorce proceedings on May 22, 19028 Testimony was taken in the beginning of 1903, before Justice Hall9 The Sun claimed that the action was a “shock” to the East Side, which looked on their marriage as a “model”10 The divorce decree became absolute on April 1611 Like the earlier one, it also prohibited Steingut from remarrying, but he claimed he could remarry in New Jersey8 Four months later, just as he was about to fulfill his promise by marrying an “actress” with “a position at the Metropolitan Opera,” he learned that a divorced wife still had a dower interest in any real estate he purchased He vowed to have this law changed12 Divorce reform was a legislative goal for his son Irwin as well

After Simon’s death, the fact that Irwin's parents divorced was almost never mentioned, not even in the obituary of his mother, who was called the widow of Simon Steingut13 But it came up again in 1945 when Irwin Steingut faced his most serious investigation into possible corruption

In Brooklyn Irwin Steingut attended and graduated from Public School 19,3 then at the corner of South Second Street and Keap Avenue in Brooklyn14 After public school he attended the Dwight School, on West Forty-Third Street in Manhattan315 More than a decade later, while he was in the Assembly, he studied law at St John's College, School of Law12 graduating in 192916 Irwin Steingut never practiced law, however

Irwin was reluctant to follow his father's political career and after graduating law school became a reporter for Associated Press After a year working in journalism, Irwin entered his father's real estate and insurance business on Forty-Second Street, which became S Steingut & Son Within a year he married Rea Kaufmann, daughter of Israel and Sophia Kaufman17

Political apprenticeshipedit

Tammany Halledit

Simon Steingut's role as "Mayor of Second Avenue" was as one of 35 to 40 ethnic community leaders on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, who provided liaisons between government and other institutions and persons of influence and insular ethnic groups, usually made up of new immigrants or first generation Americans too ignorant or timid to deal with authority18 Local "mayors" helped distribute patronage and favors, provide a means of access for new immigrants to government and party machines, and enforce party or political club discipline5 The East Side mayors organized themselves into a group called "The East Side Mayors Association," which included both Democrat and Republican "mayors," each providing uncompensated services to his constituents The "mayor" could then expect personal loyalty at the ballot box Since the total voting pool from these three dozen fiefdoms amounted to seventy-six thousand, the mayors could expect handsome patronage or other favors from the victors for whom they delivered votes18 It was yet another means by which Tammany Hall was part of the political fabric of the city5

Simon Steingut, "Mayor of Second Avenue"

"Mayors" had no influence on party policy, and in many cases organized relief or benefits outside of government or party structure They often used their own funds to help those in need Constituents sought a wide range of services from mayors, one of the most common was to adjudicate local disputes "Mayors" often provided legal advice or unauthorized representation Simon Steingut was twice prosecuted for unauthorized practice of law In one case, he argued that he was merely exercising the normal duties of a notary public The case was dismissed on the condition he take down the law office sign which Steingut claimed was put in his office by an old tenant19 In 1915 Simon was convicted of unauthorized practice of law at the beginning of a major sweep, in which "hundreds" of unlicensed lawyers were under surveillance Steingut was sentenced to 30 days in jail, but his supporters raised the $250 fine in lieu of imprisonment20

The services these little mayors undertook ranged from explaining government, legal or business usages to constituents to intervening with institutions like banks to providing holiday food or winter coal for the poor18 Simon Steingut made it a practice to distribute Christmas baskets to the poor of Second Avenue, and even on his death bed he instructed his son Irwin to distribute the usual number of baskets4

Simon Steingut was a loyal Tammany soldier, and only one time acted contrary to Tammany interests That time was just before the divorce from Lena, and Steingut exacted revenge from the highly connected Harburger clan which included Tammany politicians and officials by arranging for the sale of the building which contained the Tammany clubhouse for the Harburger 10th district Evicting the Tammany Club was Steingut's retaliation for Leopold Harburger acting as Lena's counsel10 But Tammany was above such petty squabbles, and Steingut was back in its good graces and rewarded with the commission for acquiring property for a new theatre to be built on Second Avenue between Fourttenth and Twenty-Third Street The $350,000 real estate transaction was for a syndicate led by Timothy "Big Tim" Sullivan and included other Tammany politicians21

Working for his father in a business so intimately connected with the favors of Tammany Hall, Irwin Steingut had to become involved in Tammany political work But Simon also introduced his son to electoral politics of sorts Simon himself never ran for government office He once announced his candidacy for Alderman of the 10th ward in 1911, but decided against it22 But each year he went before his constituents and stood for election at Ike Hirschborn's saloon at First Street and Second Avenue, and for 30 consecutive years he was elected "Mayor"22 Only in 1911 did he come dangerously close to losing It was then that the new courthouse was built at the beginning of Second Avenue, and no one apprised Steingut of the decision Since the court was attached to Joe Levy, the "Duke of Essex Street," the implication was that the powers were throwing their weight behind Levy, Steingut's archrival23 That year Levy came within five votes,4 the closest he ever got until 1918 when he defeated Steingut outright in the year before Steingut's death But back in 1911 Steingut showed his strength again later in the year In May it was announced that Steingut was to sail to Europe to attend at whose invitation Steingut refused to reveal the coronation of King George V as well as obtain the $5,000 inheritance his father left him A lavish parade was planned to escort him to the Hoboken piers on June 8, with police escort, attended by other Little Mayors, but more importantly by Big Tim Sullivan and step-brother Larry Mulligan as well as a variety of Tammany judges and politicians24 When Simon arrived at Hirschorn's, dressed in silk hat and morning clothes on June 4, Levy was ready to argue that Steingut was forfeiting his "office" by so long an absence The crowd suggested that Irwin Steingut be elected temporary mayor, and in the ensuing voting he bested Levy by a 44-vote majority25 The rebuff to Levy vindicated Simon's years of service, and provided a launching pad for Irwin's later electoral career

Simon involved Irwin in projects and events involving close contact with Tammany figures In 1912, Simon Steingut collected a group of Jewish bankers and realtors to form a corporation in which Big Tim Sullivan also had an interest for the construction of a building on Second Avenue for two theaters as well as offices, lofts and a place for a dramatic school, for the production of Yiddish and German drama The ground floor theater was to be devoted to "high class drama," while the rooftop theater was to be designed for cinema and vaudeville The best European actors were to be sought for a professional resident company, and "an experienced manager will be engaged" Irwin was designated to supervise the project, because Simon was concentrating on real estate work26

Irwin's association with his father now got him noticed by both the press the Tribune, for example, noted his presence at the following year's election by calling him a "slick young feller"27 and Tammany at the large funeral of the Republican leader of the 8th Assembly District, Irwin was mentioned between Thomas H Smith, secretary of Tammany and Samuel Gompers28 When Simon Steingut eventually died in 1919, he had impressed Irwin and most observers with his deep commitment for the community and especially the poor,22 a perspective that Irwin did not lose during his long legislative career

After Simon died on March 11, 1919,29 Irwin Steingut, now the principal of S Steingut & Son,15 began a spurt of activity, soliciting apartment building owners in Manhattan, Brooklyn and The Bronx wishing to sell30 as well as garage owners31 His break with the style of his father seemed complete when he began his campaign to have 1,000 businesses raise $50,000 to combat "radicalism" on the Lower East Side It was a move to improve the image of the neighborhood and the citizen Jews who lived there32 Irwin soon transitioned from a real estate to an insurance dealer business and move to Brooklyn,16 although he still listed the Manhattan address as his place of business right before his Brooklyn assembly campaign in his Board of Elections filing33

John McCooey and the Madison Club of Brooklynedit

After his father's death, Irwin Steingut's move back to Brooklyn, which became his political base for the next three decades, was facilitated by Tammany Leader Charles Murphy, who introduced Steingut to John H McCooey, the political boss of Brooklyn34 The introduction proved the most fortuitous event in Steingut's life, for McCooey became his mentor, sponsor, and eventually closest friend

McCooey was a self-made man, having taken on the role of head of a family of a widow and six children at the age of 13 when his father died in an accident For seven years he worked at the shipbuilding firm in which his father had worked Chester, Pennsylvania, while teaching himself mechanical engineering At 20 he moved to New York eventually obtaining a job in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a job in the suffrage of the local political machine In 1878 he obtained a position in the Post Office Although he mastered all aspects of the service and was promoted to a more lucrative postmaster position, he was cashiered for political reasons when the Republicans regained control35 He threw in with the local Brooklyn Democratic organization for which he had been acting as a district leader and obtained a post as deputy treasurer of King's County Through his association with Patrick H McCarren, he obtained the position as secretary of the Civil Service Commission located in Manhattan in the new consolidated City of New York He worked his way to chairmanship, all the while acquainting himself with men and ways of Tammany In the early days of consolidation there was considerable hostility between Brooklyn democrats and Tammany, but McCooey remained friendly with Tammany while siding with Brooklyn McCarren became head of the Brooklyn party, and was eventually squeezed out of state party affairs by Charles Murphy, who not only controlled Tammany but had dominating influence over the state party36 McCooey was selected by the Brooklyn party's executive committee as a caretaker chairman until the conflicting factions of Brooklyn democrats could settle on a leader37

McCooey's personal political base was the 18th Assembly District, which in 1910 comprised Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Prospect Park, Windsor Terrace and parts of Kensington, Midwood and Flatlands38 McCooey moved whenever necessary to stay within the district His personal political club was the Madison Club, an organization he founded with four others in 190539 Before Steingut's arrival, notwithstanding the efforts of the Madison Club, Democrats were rarely successful in sending a representative to Albany In the 13 elections between 1908 and 1920 the Democrats only won twice

l to r WB Vause, Irwin Steingut, John J Campbell, John H McCooey, WA Hyman in 1922

Steingut family tradition has it that his place on the 1921 ticket for assemblyman was secured when his mother-in-law, Sophia Kaufman, and his own mother, Lena Steingut, approached McCooey and asked "Why not run a Jew for Assemblyman" McCooey is supposed to have said that it was a "good thought"40 The fact was, however, that although McCooey himself was of Irish descent and connected with all important Brooklyn Irish associations and although the Irish district often nominated an Irish-American, the Madison Club twice before 1921 had secured the nomination of Jews for the Assembly race Edward Baruch in 191041 and Jacob Friedman in 191742 It is likely that Tammany's recommendation was more persuasive in Irwin's case than his mother-in-law's In any event, the Madison Club ran Irwin Steingut for Assembly in 1921 Steingut beat his Republican opponent Mortimer J Wohl, also Jewish 46% to 38%, with the Socialist candidate receiving 14% The votes were 10,267, 8,537 and 3,143, respectively and less than 300 to the Farmer-Labor and Prohibition candidates43

Assembly careeredit

Steingut's 1921 election began a career in the Assembly which lasted for the rest of his lifea His election in 1921, however, was largely the result of the coattails of Mayor Hylan who won re-election with a resounding majority Hylan's overall majority in the city was 642% with a plurality of 417,986 votes; in Brooklyn his majority was 621%, and in Steingut's 18th Assembly District his majority was 535%44 The Democratic sweep was felt throughout the city Democrats picked up fourteen seats on the Board of Aldermen, for example, making their majority over Republicans 50-1545 A victory had been expected for some time Assistant District Attorney James Gallagher in August assured the largest crowd in Madison Club history that it was a safe year for the mayor, while Steingut himself spoke to the same standing room only crowd46 Active club members could be expected to be remembered for services, especially given that McCooey was a close friend of the mayor's dating back to a favor he long ago conferred on the mayor when the latter was a simple working manb If there was any question about the relation of the mayor and John McCooey after the election, it was dispelled when a surprise tribute to McCooey was organized in December 1921 at which the mayor spoke warmly of McCooey's work in the district; all affirmed Democratic loyalty48 It was clear to Steingut even before he was sworn in to whom his allegiance belonged, and as long as McCooey lived, Steingut was a loyal lieutenant

At the beginning of his career Steingut was not heard on the big issues—those that affected Brooklyn and the city and Democratic political generally, all of which were matters for the machine He campaigned on generic Brooklyn Democratic issuesc During the session Steingut introduced three bills, none of which emerged from their respective committees50 By the end of the first term, with an eye toward re-election, Steingut made a play for popularity by championing the interests of boxing fans He called for a cap on ticket prices to boutsd and demanded an investigation into one of Harry Wills's fights to determine if it was "set up,"53 He won re-election in November 1922 by a wide margin 535% to his Republican rival's 33%54 Once again Steingut benefitted from strong up-ticket performance This time it was the governor's race, in which Catholic Al Smith, overwhelmingly carried the heavily Catholic Kings County, taking over 70% of the vote55

In his second legislative term, Steingut continued to generate publicity for himself on "leisure" and "entertainment" issues Like most of the New York City delegation, Steingut supported repeal of the New York prohibition act and for amendment of the federal Volstead Act to the extent of permitting the sale of light wine and beere He introduced the bill he promised before his re-election to limit the price of boxing tickets52 He introduced a bill permitting the use of portable movie projectors by non-licensed, private operators The bill was widely supported by educational and fraternal organizations and passed the legislature But Governor Smith believed the highly flammable film was too dangerous when used by untrained persons and vetoed the bill57 Steingut also introduced a bill which called for an investigation into aeronautic stunts above populated areas and provided funds for legislative remedy Another of Steingut's bills was directed at the Ku Klux Klan It would have required all unincorporated associations with more than 20 members to send its membership list to the Secretary of State, together with its constitution, by-laws and membership oath58 Steingut also proposed one of five Democratic bills seeking to increase compensation to certain New York City officials—proposals which Republicans dismissed as "a raid on the treasury"59

Despite twice elected by sizeable pluralities, Steingut remained mindful that the religious and ethnic majorities of the district were not his own In the 1923 race he highlighted the fact that his Republican opponent had changed his name to Allan Lane from Abraham Levine, evidently to point out that his opponent was no less Jewish than he was60 He also made efforts to associate himself with Catholic charitiesf He also continued to labor to build McCooey's Madison Club In 1923 heading up the reception committee, the club's annual dinner-dance produced record, over-flowing attendance, and it produced enough funds to allow the club to begin its planned three-story upgrade62 He won his 1923 election with 53% of the vote over Lane and a Socialist opponent63

The third term that Steingut served was much like the previous two The Democrats were still the minority party and so even with Democrat Al Smith as governor, Democrats were not major players in the Assembly Brooklyn Democrats specifically received none of the important committee assignments or chairmanships Steingut himself served on the insurance and revision committees64 The most important bill he proposed was simply to exempt certain low rent landlords from municipal property taxes In addition to being shut out of power, the New York City delegation felt oppressed in light of the pay raise given to New York City Aldermen, making their salary more than three times an assemblyman's for what amounted to one day's work a week Many assemblymen therefore cut down their time in Albany to tend to their own businesses at home65 It was during this period that Steingut contemplated leaving the Assembly The congressional seat soon became vacant because the Democrats had no intention to re-nominate Charles I Stengle who had moved to New Jersey and was not heard from in the district On June 10, over 1,500 Democrats, practically all of the Madison Club membership and more, together with John McCooey, senator Jimmy Walker and paint magnate Arthur S Somers as toastmaster, turned out for a dinner at Brighton Beach designed to create a "boom" for Steingut-for-Congress66 The boom failed to gain momentum, and McCooey eventually endorsed Andrew L Somers, Arthur's son,67 in the Democratic primary68 Somers represented the district until his death in 1949


On June 12, 1914, he married Rea Kaufmann b June 12, 1893 in New York City They had two children, Jeanne Eleanor Weiss b August 12, 191717 and Speaker Stanley Steingut 1920–1989


Steingut died in Brooklyn on September 26, 1952, and was buried in Montefiore Cemetery in Springfield Gardens, Queens69


  1. ^ He was a member of the New York State Assembly Kings Co, 18th D in 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939–40, 1941–42, 1943–44, 1945–46, 1947–48, 1949–50 and 1951–52; and was Minority Leader from 1930 to 1934, Speaker in 1935, and again Minority Leader from 1936 to 1952 He also served as a delegate to the 1936, 1940, 1944 and 1948 Democratic National Conventions In addition, he was a member of the New York State Democratic Committee in 1936 and 1948
  2. ^ McCooey cashed a money order at the Post Office, even though Hylan had no identification47
  3. ^ His 1921 election handbill emphasized Brooklyn Home Rule, a soldier bonus for World War I vets, maintenance of the 5¢ transit fare with free transfers and telephone, gas and electric rates49
  4. ^ In August 1922 Steingut wrote to the New York State Athletic Commission to support a letter by Assemblyman McKee to cap boxing ticket prices at $7 per seat for championship fights and $5 for other bouts He suggested that he would introduce a bill to that effect if the Commission did not act51 Steingut introduced such legislation in the next session52
  5. ^ Steingut argued that repeal would "rid ourselves of violence and the bootlegger56
  6. ^ In 1923, for example, he was able to get himself appointed to the Irish committee, The Emerald Association, which held an annual ball at the Waldorf-Astoria to benefit a Catholic orphanage and other Catholic charities61


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  4. ^ a b c d "'Mayor of Second Avenue' Dies" New York Times March 12, 1919 Retrieved June 17, 2013 
  5. ^ a b c Krase, Jerome & Charles LaCerra, Ethnicity and Machine Politics Lanham, Md: University Press of America: c1991 "Krase & LaCerra", p 78
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  9. ^ "Courts Ready to Reopen" New York Times January 4, 1903 Retrieved June 21, 2013 
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  12. ^ "'Mayor' Demands New Divorce Laws" PDF New York Herald November 25, 1903 p 5 Retrieved June 23, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  13. ^ "Mrs Simon Steingut" New York Times June 24, 1957 Retrieved June 21, 2013 
  14. ^ Real Estate Record and Bullders’ Guide, Volume 71 New York: FW Dodge Corp: 1903, p 857
  15. ^ a b Malcolm, James ed, New York Red Book Albany: JB Lyon: 1922, pp 132-33
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  17. ^ a b Schlegel, p 111
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  21. ^ "For a New Theatre in Second Avenue" PDF New York Morning Telegraph January 26, 1903 p 7 Retrieved June 23, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  22. ^ a b c "Former 'Mayor of Second Ave' Dead" PDF New York Sun March 12, 1919 p 14 Retrieved June 23, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  23. ^ "East Side Barons at Outs, and War Impends" PDF New York Herald February 7, 1911 p 13 Retrieved June 23, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  24. ^ "Mayor of Second Avenue to Rival George V at Coronation" PDF New York Evening Telegram May 22, 1911 p 6 Retrieved June 24, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  25. ^ "Second Av Mayor Going to Coronation" New York Times June 5, 1911 Retrieved June 24, 2013 
  26. ^ "Theatre to Support School" New York Sun March 22, 1912 p 7 Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  27. ^ "Steingut; He's Won It" PDF New-York Tribune December 23, 1912 p 5 Retrieved June 25, 2013 – via Fulton History  The Tribuen, however, called Irwin "Irving"
  28. ^ "Funeral of Chas S Adler" PDF New York Sun April 10, 1911 p 7 Retrieved June 20, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  29. ^ "Deaths" New York Tribune March 13, 1919 p 10 Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  30. ^ "Owners, Attention Ad" New York Times May 25, 1919 p 118 Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  31. ^ "Garage Wanted Ad" New York Times May 25, 1919 p 123 Retrieved March 25, 2016 – via newspapercom 
  32. ^ "Move to Stamp Out Radicalism on the East Side Started" New York Tribune September 18, 1919 p 22 Retrieved March 26, 2016 
  33. ^ "Board of Elections" Brooklyn Daily Eagle November 2, 1921 p 26 Retrieved May 24, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  34. ^ Krase & LaCerra, p 81
  35. ^ Mosher, Clinton L January 22, 1934 "Death Ends the Career of Best Known Old School Democratic Leader in the US" PDF Brooklyn Daily Eagle p 3 Retrieved June 27, 2013 – via Fulton History 
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  37. ^ "Brooklyn Gossip: Sad Days for McCooey" PDF New-York Daily Tribune January 23, 1910 p 4 Retrieved June 29, 2013 – via Fulton History 
  38. ^ Krase & LaCerra, p 253
  39. ^ Krase & LaCerra, p 28
  40. ^ Krase & LaCerra, p 81
  41. ^ "NY Assembly – Kings 18 1910" Our Campaigns Retrieved June 29, 2013 
  42. ^ "NY Assembly – Kings 18 1917" Our Campaigns Retrieved June 29, 2013 
  43. ^ "NY Assembly – Kings 18 1921" Our Campaigns Retrieved June 29, 2013  See also "Assembly" PDF Brooklyn Standard Union November 9, 1921 p 4 Retrieved June 29, 2013 – via Fulton History  "Eighteenth District" Brooklyn Daily Eagle November 9, 1921 p 9 Retrieved April 1, 2016 – via newaspaperscom  The final tally including minor candidates and voided ballots can be found at "Election Notices" Brooklyn Daily Eagles December 19, 1921 p 26 Retrieved April 1, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  44. ^ "The Vote for City-Wide Officers" New-York Tribune November 10, 1921 p 3 Retrieved March 31, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  45. ^ Graper, Elmer D February 1922 "New York City Election" American Political Science Review 16 1: 79–83, 82 JSTOR 1943889 
  46. ^ "Madison Club Optimistic" Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 5, 1921 p 5 Retrieved March 31, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  47. ^ Hylan, John Francis 1922 The Autobiography of John Francis Hylan: Mayor of New York New York: Rotary Press p 22 LCCN 22015052 Retrieved March 24, 2016 
  48. ^ "McCooey Honored at Love Fest of Political Family" Brooklyn Daily Eagle December 22, 1921 p 8 Retrieved April 1, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  49. ^ "Steingut for 18th assembly district" Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Democratic Party Scrapbooks Digital Culture of Metropolitan New York nd Retrieved May 27, 2016 
  50. ^ New York Legislative Documents: One Hundred and Forty-Fifth Session Albany, New York: JB Lyon Company p 226 Retrieved May 27, 2016 – via Google Books 
  51. ^ "Steingut Supports Cheaper Seat Plan" New York Times August 18, 1922 p 18 Subscription required help  |access-date= requires |url= help
  52. ^ a b "Bill Would Limit Boxing Price to $7" New York Times March 18, 1923 p S3 Retrieved May 24, 2016 Subscription required help 
  53. ^ "Steingut Questions Recent Wills Bout" New York Times September 3, 1922 p 14 Retrieved May 24, 2016 Subscription required help 
  54. ^ "NY Assembly – Kings 18 1922" Our Campaigns Retrieved May 27, 2016 
  55. ^ "Smith Carries Boro by 153,723 in Record Sweep" Brooklyn Daily Eagle November 8, 1922 p 1 Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  56. ^ "Legislative Poll Shows City Eager to Alter Dry Laws" New York Times November 20, 1922 pp 1, 6 Retrieved May 24, 2016 Subscription required help  For statement by Steingut in that article see newspaperscom clip
  57. ^ "Expect Film Bill Veto: Use of Commercial Reels In Portable Machines Called Dangerous" New York Times May 25, 1923 p 23 Retrieved May 24, 2016 Subscription required help 
  58. ^ "Bonus Bonds Win Leaders Support" New York Times January 25, 1923 p 21 Retrieved May 24, 2016 Subscription required help 
  59. ^ "Call Democratic Pay-Boost Bill Raid on Treasury" Brooklyn Daily Eagle January 25, 1923 p 3 Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  60. ^ "Change of Name Election Issue" Brooklyn Daily Eagle November 4, 1923 p 19 Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  61. ^ "To Spread Benefits from Emerald Ball" Brooklyn Daily Eagle December 29, 1923 p 20 Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  62. ^ "McCooey Warriors Hold Record Annual Event" PDF Brooklyn Standard Union April 22, 1923 p 9 Retrieved May 28, 2016 – via Fulton History 
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  64. ^ "Boro Assemblymen Lose Out this Year on Chairmanships" Brooklyn Daily Eagle January 8, 1924 p 22 Retrieved May 31, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  65. ^ "Solons, Sore over Aldermanic Salary Boost, Dodge Work" Brooklyn Daily Eagle January 17, 1924 p 10 Retrieved May 31, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  66. ^ "Boom for Steingut Starts at Dinner" Brooklyn Daily Eagle June 11, 1924 p 14 Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via newspaperscom 
  67. ^ "Arthur Sylvester Somers 1866-1932" nd Retrieved June 1, 2016 
  68. ^ "Somers Named to Succeed Stengle" Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 6, 1924 p 2 Retrieved June 1, 2016 – via newsppaerscom 
  69. ^ "Steingut Funeral Attended by 4,000 - Lehman and Farley Are Among Notables Attending Service for Minority Leader" New York Times September 29, 1952 p 23 Retrieved 23 September 2016 

External linksedit

Irwin Steingut at Find a Grave

New York Assembly
Preceded by
Theodore Stitt
New York State Assembly
Kings County, 18th District

Succeeded by
Stanley Steingut
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter J Hamill
Minority Leader in the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Irving Ives
Preceded by
Joseph A McGinnies
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Irving Ives
Preceded by
Irving Ives
Minority Leader in the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Eugene F Bannigan

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