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April 30, 2007

BOARD OF ASSESSORS HONORS FORMER CHAIRMAN ABE SELDIN

 

Pictured from left to right are:  Michael Norman; Dennis Brown, Vice Chairman; Abe Seldin; Michael Freeman; Harvey Levinson, Chairman; and, Thomas DeJesu.

(Mineola, NY)  For 24 years, Abe Seldin served with distinction as Chairman of the Nassau County Board of Assessors: “An accomplishment,” according to the board’s current chairman, Harvey Levinson, “that will probably never be repeated.”

In recognition of Chairman Seldin’s dedication and outstanding service to the residents of Nassau County, the Board of Assessors dedicated its meeting room in his honor at a special ceremony held at last week’s board meeting.

“Mr. Seldin epitomized the very essence of public service,” stated Chairman Levinson.  “He was a responsive and caring elected official who always tried to do what was right for the residents he represented as Chairman of the Board of Assessors and as a member of the State Assembly.  We can definitely use more people in government service like Abe, today.”

Abe Seldin served for three years in the United States Army Air Force during World War II.  After receiving his honorable discharge in 1946, he began his career as co-owner of a general insurance agency in Mineola and organized and became the director of the State Bank of Long Island.  He embarked on a career in public service after distinguishing himself as a member of the North Hempstead Board of Zoning and Appeals from 1958 to 1965.

In 1965, Mr. Seldin was elected to the New York State Assembly and represented the 17th AD until his election as Chairman of the Nassau County Board of Assessors in November of 1973.