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Weinfeld, Edward (14 May 1901–17 January 1988), New York housing commissioner and U.S. district judge, was born in New York City, the son of Abraham Weinfeld and Fanny Singer. Weinfeld’s parents were proprietors of a bar on the Lower East Side, where Weinfeld and his brother Morris worked from time to time. In 1921 Weinfeld received a law degree from New York University, which he attended at night while working full time during the day. He set up a law practice in Manhattan and became active in local Democratic party politics. Weinfeld married Lillian Stoll in 1929; they had two daughters....