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Lester David Volk (September 17, 1884 - April 30, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from New Yorkmarker.

Born in Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker, Volk attended the public and high schools. He was graduated from Long Island Medical School in 1906 and from St. Lawrence University Law School in 1911.

In 1906 he engaged in the practice of medicine. He was editor of the Medical Economist. He was admitted to the bar in 1913 and engaged in the practice of law.

Volk was elected as a Progressive to the New York Assembly in 1912. He declined to be a candidate for renomination. He served as Coroner's physician in 1914. During the First World War he served as first lieutenant in the Medical Corps with the American Expeditionary Forces in 1918 and 1919. He was largely instrumental in securing the soldiers' bonus granted by the State of New York. He served as judge advocate of the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the State of New York in 1922. He served as delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1920, 1924, 1942, and 1946.

Volk was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Reuben L. Haskell. He was reelected to the Sixty-seventh Congress and served from November 2, 1920, to March 3, 1923. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress.

He served as member from New York City on the American Waterways Commission in 1924. He also served as assistant attorney general of New York State from March 1, 1943, to January 15, 1958.

Volk died in Brooklyn, New Yorkmarker, April 30, 1962. He was interred in Bayside Cemetery, Ozone Park, New Yorkmarker.


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