Eisner, Mark

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EISNER, MARK (1886–1953), U.S. lawyer and public official. Eisner was born in New York City. After serving in the New York State Assembly (1913–15), Eisner was appointed delegate to the state's Constitutional Convention (1915). An authority on taxation law, Eisner was collector of internal revenue for the New York district from 1915 to 1919, and lectured on his specialty at New York University and New York Law School. He formed a law partnership in 1924. When the New York City Board of Higher Education was established in 1926, Eisner was appointed a member by Mayor James J. Walker, later serving as chairman (1932–38). Eisner was active in other civic, professional, and communal organizations, including service as president of the *American Association for Jewish Education (1939–47). He wrote Lay View of Some of the Problems of Higher Education (1936), and was an editor of How Government Regulates Business (1939).


New York Times (March 30, 1953), 21.

[Morton Rosenstock]