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Ludwig Teller, Congressman from New York

Ludwig Teller (June 22, 1911 – October 4, 1965) was an American politician from New York.


Teller was born on June 22, 1911, in Manhattan. He graduated from New York University in 1936. He served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War II. He served on the faculty of New York University Law School from 1947 until 1950.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (New York Co., 5th D.) from 1951 to 1956, sitting in the 168th, 169th and 170th New York State Legislatures.

He was elected as a Democrat to the 85th and 86th United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1957 to January 3, 1961. He was defeated for renomination in the Democratic primary of 1960 by Reform Democrat William Fitts Ryan.

Teller died on October 4, 1965 and was buried at the Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens.