Meyer C. Ellenstein (October 15, 1886 – February 11, 1967) served as mayor of Newark, New Jersey from 1933 to 1941.
Meyer C. Ellenstein
|31st Mayor of Newark|
|Preceded by||Jerome T. Congleton|
|Succeeded by||Vincent J. Murphy|
|Born||October 15, 1886|
New York City, New York
|Died||February 11, 1967 (aged 80)|
White Plains, New York
Ellenstein was born in New York City on October 15, 1886, the son of Max Ellenstein and the former Libby Bzuroff.
Ellenstein assumed the office as mayor of Newark in 1933. He was a vocal critic of New York City Mayor LaGuardia's attempt to expand North Beach Airport (later known as LaGuardia Airport) for commercial flights.
Ellenstein's wife was one of three survivors of a TWA airplane crash in rural Pennsylvania in April 1936.
He died on February 11, 1967.