Liz the Lion Killer

The shock waves ran through the streets from Ocean Parkway to the Brooklyn College campus. Emmanuel Celler, 84, dean of the House of Representatives and uncrowned king of Brooklyn's Flatbush section, a battle-hardened old pro who was first elected to Congress during the Warren Harding Administration, had apparently been defeated in the Democratic primary by a bright, brisk young woman 54 years his junior. She is Elizabeth Holtzman, a Harvard Law School graduate who mounted one of the most persistent campaigns against Celler in the history of the highly political area. With 35,000...

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