American lawyer and politician; born in New York city May 23, 1856; educated in the public schools and at Townsend College; admitted to the bar 1877. Goldfogle was elected judge of the municipal court, New York city, 1888, and reelected, unopposed, 1893. He resigned to resume the practise of law in 1900. He has taken part in every Democratic state convention, as delegate, during the past twenty-two years, and in 1896 was elected delegate to the Democratic national convention. He served several terms as grand president of District No. 1, Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, and also as governor of the Home for the Aged and Infirm, Yonkers. As representative of the ninth district, New York city, he was elected to the Fifty-seventh Congress (1901), and was reelected for the same district to the Fifty-eighth Congress (1903). During the year 1902 he took steps in Congress looking to the removal of the restrictions placed upon American Jews traveling in Russia.

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