Harold I. Panken

Harold Ira Panken (July 17, 1910 – March 1999) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on July 17, 1910, in Manhattan, New York City, the son of Abraham Panken (born 1878). He attended the public schools and high schools. He graduated B.Sc. from New York University; and J.D. from New York University School of Law. He practiced law in New York City.[1] In 1934, he married Sylvia, and they had three sons.
Panken was a member of the New York State Senate (21st D.) from 1947[2] to 1952, sitting in the 166th, 167th and 168th New York State Legislatures. In August 1952, he ran for re-election in the Democratic primary with the backing of Tammany Hall, but was defeated by Julius A. Archibald.[3]
He died in March 1999.[4]

^ New York Red Book (1949; pg. 105)
^ TWO REPUBLICANS LOSE ON RECANVASS in the New York Times on November 15, 1946 (subscription required)
^ N.Y. Demos Nominate Archibald in The Washington Afro-American, of Washington, D.C., on August 26, 1952
^ Deaths; PANKEN, HAROLD IRA in the New York Times on March 6, 1999

New York State Senate

Preceded by
Gordon I. Novod
New York State Senate
21st District
Succeeded by
Julius A. Archibald