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Samuel Irving Edelman

Samuel Irving Edelman, American lawyer, financial executive. Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1962.


  • Edelman, Samuel Irving was born on October 8, 1929 in New York City. Son of Mitchel and Lillian (Stein) Edelman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Long Island University, 1951. Juris Doctor, Brooklyn Law School, 1958.


    • Staff auditor Freeman and Davis, New York City, 1950-1955. Internal auditor Kleinerts, Inc., 1955-1957, assistant controller, 1957-1960, controller, 1961-1966, executive vice president, treasurer, 1967-1969. Associate Speiser, Shumate, Geoghan, Krause and Rheingold, 1969-1972.

      Secretary, treasurer Center National Corporation, 1972-1976. Executive vice president, director Refined Sugars, Inc., Yonkers, New York, 1976-1986. Director, secretary, treasurer Tate and Lyle, Inc., 1980-1986.

      Now with Edelman & Edelman, Riverdale. Adjunct lectr Brooklyn College, 1963-1965. Director Unitank, Inc., Philadelphia, Medin Corporation, Wallington, New Jersey, American Container Technology, Wallington, Evans Refrigerator Manufacturing Company Inc., Mount Vernon, New York, Aviation Education Systems Inc., Farmingdale, New York.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1959, United States District Court (southern district) New York 1962.


    Member New York State Emergency Finance Control Board, Yonkers, since 1984. Trustee St. Jospehs Hospital, Yonkers, since 1980, chairman board trustees, since 1987. Board directors Jewish Community Center, Yonkers, 1982-1986, United Way, Yonkers, 1980-1981, Legal Awareness for Women, Scarsdale, New York, 1982-1987.

    Commissioner North Riverdale Little League, 1975-1976. Campaign chairman American Cancer Society, White Plains, New York, 1982-1983. Served with United States Air Force, 1952-1954.

    Member American Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, Westchester County Bar Association, Bronx County Bar Association, Yonkers Lawyers Association, Yonkers Chamber of Commerce (president 1979-1980, board directors, since 1979) Lodges: Masons.



    Avocations: boating; dog training.


    • Married Minna Jane Moscovitz, August 16, 1952. Children– Meredith Ann, Michael James.
    • father: Mitchel Edelman
    • mother: Lillian (Stein) Edelman
    • spouse: Minna Jane Moscovitz
    • children: Meredith Ann Edelman
    • Michael James Edelman
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    Born October 8, 1929