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Ludwig Teller

congressman , lawyer.

Ludwig Teller, American congressman, lawyer.


Teller, Ludwig was born on June 22, 1911 in New York City. Son of Morris and Rose (Smolov) Teller.


Bachelor of Arts, New York University, 1936, Bachelor of Laws, 1935, Master of Laws, 1937, Juris Scientiae Doctor, 1939.


Expert consultant to Labor Relations Branch, War Department, 1942. Arbitrator, member of law committee American Arbitration Association. Lecturer graduate div.

New York University Law School, 1947-1951. Professor New York Law School, 1951-1963, chairman Graduate Faculties for Advanced Degrees in Law, 1958-1963.


  • Author: The Law Governing Labor Disputes and Collective Bargaining (3 vols.), 1940, supplementary volunteer, 1950. A Labor Policy for America, 1945. Management Functions Under Collective Bargaining, 1946.

    Law of Contracts, 1947. Law of Torts, 1947

  • Law of Bills and Notes, 1948. Law of Agency, 1948

  • Law of Corporations, 1949.

    Law of Partnership, 1950. Worker Participation in Business Management, 1961. Contributor to Annual Survey of America Law, 1948-1950.

    Also articles on law and labor relations to reviews and mags.


Member of New York State Assembly, 1950-1956. Member 85th-86th congresses from 20th District, Manhattan. Member New York County Democratic Executive Committee, 1955-1963.

Congressional adviser 2nd International Conference Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy, Switzerland, 1958. President, Central Library for Blind in Israel, 1958-1963. Served to Lieutenant United States Navy Reserve, 1943-1945.

Member temporary state commission to study organizational structure of New York City, 1953-1954, New York Bar since 1937, bar Federal Court, Southern District and Circuit Court 2nd District Court of Appea Circuit) Supreme Court of the United States. Member of New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association (chairman commission to improve administration of collective bargaining agreements, labor law section 1960), American Arbitration Association (chairman commission to revise United States Arbitration Act), Association Bar New York City, New York County Lawyers’ Association Delta Phi. Club: National Democratic.


Married Clarice Hilda Schlesinger, December 15, 1938.

Morris Teller

Rose (Smolov) Teller

Clarice Hilda Schlesinger