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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.


Bachelor of Arts, 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 Housingmember, 89th-92d Congresses form 21st District New York, 1965-1973;member, 94th-97 Congresses from 11th District New York, 1975-1981;member, 98th-102nd Congresses from 8th District New York, since 1983. Consultant President Kennedy and White House Staff on housing and human rightsproblems, 1960-1964. President Renewal and Development Corporation.

Lecturer in field, since 1950. 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 andPlanning Council New York City, 1958-1961. Chairman global committee Parliamentarianson Population and Development. Executive Board Citizens Union New York City, 1950-1964.

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

Chairman Joint Economics Committee Sub-Committee on Edition and Health.


  • Bar: New York 1949.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous articles in field.


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.

S(imon) H. Scheuer

Helen (Rose) Scheuer

Emily Malino

Laura Lee Scheuer

Elizabeth Helen Scheuer

James H Scheuer (aas)

John William Scheuer