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Louis Winer Papers

Identifier: P-988

Scope and Content Note

The Louis Winer Papers contain the records pertaining to Louis Winer’s legal work and public service. Notably, these documents include his collected legal writings as Deputy County Attorney in Nassau County. Recognition for Winer’s various roles in public service, spanning his military and legal career, is evident in the photographs and news clippings from his 1966 Testimonial Dinner and in the several plaque awards in the collection.


  • undated, circa 1919-1985


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

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Biographical Note

A native of Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Winer studied at Boston University for both his undergraduate and law degrees. The latter was awarded in 1915 and he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar the following year. However, the outbreak of World War I interrupted his developing law career. After attending the Dartmouth U.S. Army Training Program, Winer served in the Army’s American Expeditionary Forces and was sent to France in the last year of the war. After the war, in 1922, Winer was admitted to the New York State bar. Louis, his wife, Sophie, and their two daughters, lived on Long Island where he served for eight years as Assistant Attorney General and twelve years as Deputy County Attorney for Nassau County. Much of his work focused on health and hospital operations, exemplified by his role in the foundation of the Mental Health Association of Nassau County and his tenure as both President and Director. He also worked in his official capacity as counsel for the New York State Department of Mental Hygiene. An active participant in veteran’s affairs, Winer held various positions in the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Post 339 of the American Legion, including Chairman of the Honor Roll Committee, Commander, and Judge Advocate.


  1. Material from the collection.


Received law degree from Boston University
March 24, 1916
Admitted to Massachusetts bar
circa 1918
Served in American Expeditionary Forces sent to France in World War I
March 27, 1922
Admitted to New York State bar


0.5 linear feet (1 manuscript box)


Originally from Salem, Massachusetts, Louis Winer received both his undergraduate and law degree from Boston University. Admitted to the bar in 1916, the outbreak of World War I interrupted his law career, as Winer served in the American Expeditionary Forces in France. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards and an American Legion military cap and medal.

Physical Location

Located in Boston, Mass.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Kora Welsh, 2015

Guide to the Louis Winer Papers, P-988
Processed by Kora Welsh
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at American Ancestors Repository

99-101 Newbury Street
Boston MA 02116 United States