Archive for September 1st, 2005

1st September

First Published in The New York Sun, September 1, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Long before there was a Mayor Bloomberg pouring millions of dollars of his own money into his political dreams, there was one New Yorker who helped set the pattern of the rich politico devoting himself and his fortune to a political career.

His name was James Scheuer. He served 26 years in the House of Representatives, but failed in his big dream: to become New York’s first Jewish mayor. He died Tuesday at his home in Washington, D.C. (more…)