Leon Sacks


Leon Sacks
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1937 – January 3, 1943
Preceded byHarry C. Ransley
Succeeded byJames A. Gallagher
Personal details
Born(1902-10-07)October 7, 1902
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 11, 1972(1972-03-11) (aged 69)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

Leon Sacks (October 7, 1902 – March 11, 1972) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Early life

Leon Sacks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants.[1] He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia in 1923, and from the law department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1926. He commenced the practice of law in Philadelphia in 1926. He was appointed deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania in February 1935 and served until January 1937. He was elected as a member of the Democratic State committee in 1936 and served until 1942.

United States House of Representatives

He was elected in 1936 as a Democrat to the 75th United States Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942.

World War II and later life

He served at Army Air Forces Eastern Flying Training Command, with the rank of lieutenant colonel, from January 4, 1943, to January 10, 1946, when resumed the practice of his profession. He was a member of State Veterans Commission from 1951 to 1969, and the chairman of the registration commission of Philadelphia from 1952 to 1965. He was a member of Military Reservations Commission from 1957 to 1967.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Leon Sacks (id: S000008)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1910", FamilySearch, retrieved March 25, 2018
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Harry C. Ransley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district

1937 - 1943
Succeeded by
James A. Gallagher