Bertram L. Podell

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Bertram L. Podell (December 27, 1925 – August 17, 2005) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. Born in Brooklyn, Podell attended St. John's University and Brooklyn Law School. He served in the United States Navy from 1944 until 1946. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1955 until 1968. He was elected to Congress in 1968 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Abraham J. Multer and served from February 20, 1968, until January 3, 1975. He was defeated in the 1974 primary by Stephen J. Solarz who would win the general election. Podell died in New York City in 2005.

Bribery conviction

In 1974, Podell was convicted of bribery. Rudolph Giuliani, then U.S. Attorney for New York, was the prosecutor.[1]



New York Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas Dwyer
New York State Assembly, Kings County 21st District
Succeeded by
District eliminated
Preceded by
New district
New York State Assembly, 53rd District
Succeeded by
William Giordano
Preceded by
Stanley Steingut
New York State Assembly, 44th District
Succeeded by
Sidney Lichtman
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Abraham J. Multer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 13th congressional district

Succeeded by
Stephen J. Solarz