Edward Lazansky

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Edward Lazansky (December 9, 1872 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York – September 12, 1955 in Southampton, Suffolk County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician.


He graduated B.A. from Columbia University in 1895. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1897, and was admitted to the bar. He was Assistant Corporation Counsel of Brooklyn from 1906 to 1908, and a member of the New York City Board of Education from 1908 to 1909.

He was Secretary of State of New York from 1911 to 1912, elected in 1910. He was a delegate to the 1912 and 1916 Democratic National Conventions.

He was a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court from 1917 to 1926, and a Justice of the Appellate Division from 1926 to 1943.

He was a founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital.


  • [1] State election results, in NYT on December 15, 1910
  • [2] Political Graveyard (giving wrong dates for his judicial terms)
  • [3] His mother's obit, in NYT on July 4, 1918
  • [4] Jewish politicians, at Brooklyn Genealogy
  • [5] Appointment to the Appellate Division, at AJC archives
  • [6] Short bio, at AJC archives
  • [7] Sketches of the DEmocratic candidates, in NYT on October 1, 1910


Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel S. Koenig
Secretary of State of New York
Succeeded by
Mitchell May