American lawyer; born in Albany, N. Y.; son of Simon and Clara Nussbaum, who went to America from Neustadt-on-the-Saale, Bavaria. He received his early education in the public schools of his native city, and afterward entered the law-offices of Newcomb & Bailey. In 1884 he was appointed police justice of Albany; in 1893 he was elected a member of the state assembly to represent that city; and in 1895 he was elected to the state senate as the representative of the county of Albany. He is a member of the State and Albany County Bar associations and of the Republican Club of New York, in which latter city his practise largely lies.
Nussbaum has always taken great interest in all Jewish charitable societies, having been for fifteen years a trustee of the Jewish Home in Albany.