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James Haas Scheuer

James Haas Scheuer, American congressman. Bar: New York 1949. Recipient 1st Walter White Memorial award National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing, 1956, 1st Human Relations award Urban League Greater New York, 1962.


  • Scheuer, James Haas was born on February 6, 1920 in New York City. Son of S(imon) H. and Helen (Rose) Scheuer.

  • Education

    • AB, Swarthmore College, 1942. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1948. I.A., Harvard University, 1943.


    • Economist Federal Energy Administration, 1945-1946. Member legal staff OPA, 1951-1952. Chairman housing advisory council New York State Commission Against Discrimination, 1955-1964.

      Member New York State Task Force Middle Income Housing, 89th-92d Congresses form 21st District New York, 1965-1973, 94th-97 Congresses from 11th District New York, 1975-1981, 98th-102nd Congresses from 8th District New York, 1983—1993. Consultant President Kennedy and White House Staff on housing and human rights problems, 1960-1964. President Renewal and Development Corporation.

      Lecturer in field, 1950–2005. Also writer, lecturer Delaware United Nations Conference Housing, Human Rights, City Planning and Urban Renewal in, Europe and Far East, 1958, 60, 61, 62. Also member international seminars in field.

      President Citizens Housing and Planning Council New York City, 1958-1961. Chairman global committee Parliamentarians on Population and Development. Executive board Citizens Union New York City, 1950-1964.

      Board directors National Housing Conference, 1958-2005, president, 1972-1974. Chairman executive committee Global Committee Parliamentarians on Population and Development, 1983-1986. Chairman Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Agriculture Research and Environment.

      Chairman Joint Economic Committee Sub-Committee on Education and Health.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1949.


    • Author numerous articles in field.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    President New York chapter American Jewish Committee, 1960. Chairman executive committee Metropolitan council American Jewish Congress, 1964. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945.

    Member Association of Bar of City of New York, Civil Rights Leadership Conference.


    • Married Emily Malino, March 21, 1948. Children: Laura Lee, Elizabeth Helen, James H(aas), John William.
    • father: S(imon) H. Scheuer
    • mother: Helen (Rose) Scheuer
    • spouse: Emily Malino
    • children: Laura Lee Scheuer
    • Elizabeth Helen Scheuer
    • James H Scheuer (aas)
    • John William Scheuer
    James Haas Scheuer
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    Born February 6, 1920
    Died August 30, 2005
    (aged 85)
    • 1942
      Swarthmore College
    • 1948
      Columbia University
    • 1943
      Harvard University
    • 1945 - 1946
      Economist, Federal Energy Administration
    • 1951 - 1952
      member, legal staff OPA
    • 1955 - 1964
      chairman, housing advisory council New York State Commission Against Discrimination
    • 1965 - 1973
      member, New York State Task Force Middle Income Housing
    • 1975 - 1981
      member, New York State Task Force Middle Income Housing
    • 1983 - 1993
      member, New York State Task Force Middle Income Housing
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