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Manfred Ohrenstein Papers


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This collection contains materials from Manfred Ohrenstein's early service in the New York State Senate.


Ohrenstein, Manfred, 1925-
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23 cubic ft. (about 23 boxes)

Born August 5, 1925 in Mannheim, Germany, Manfred Ohrenstein fled Nazi Germany with his family and came to New York as a teenager. Ohrenstein received his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Brooklyn College and his law degree from Columbia University. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a lawyer.

First elected in 1960, Ohrenstein served in the New York State Senate from 1961-1995. A Democrat, he ultimately represented the 25th, 29th, and 27th districts in Manhattan. He was the Democratic leader of the State Senate from 1975 to 1995.

Today he is a founding partner of the law firm Ohrenstein & Brown, and leads the firm's government affairs practice.

This collection contains materials from Manfred Ohrenstein's early service in the New York State Senate. It includes subject files, committee reports, and legislation.

The collection is unprocessed and is likely disorganized. Individual items may be difficult to find.

Manfred Ohrenstein originally donated his papers to Syracuse University in several installments between 1969-1975. In 2006, Syracuse University transferred the papers to the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives.

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Published: 2018-03-06 04:51:28 -0500

Encoded in EAD by Jodi Boyle, 2016 October 13

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Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Manfred Ohrenstein Papers, 1966-1974. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Ohrenstein Papers).