Meyer C. Ellenstein


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
In office
Preceded byJerome T. Congleton
Succeeded byVincent J. Murphy
Personal details
Born(1886-10-15)October 15, 1886
New York City, New York
DiedFebruary 11, 1967(1967-02-11) (aged 80)
White Plains, New York
Political partyDemocratic


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.[1]

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.

He was the father of actor Robert Ellenstein.[2]


  1. ^ Ellenstein Scores Mayor on Airport; Newark Executive Charges 'Political Expediency' in Building North Beach Airport, The New York Times, September 3, 1938. Accessed September 30, 2009.
  2. ^ Thursby, Keith (2010-11-04). "Robert Ellenstein dies at 87; actor and director". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2014-10-07.

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Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Newark
Succeeded by