Herbert "Herb" Klein (born June 24, 1930) is an American Democratic Party politician, who represented New Jersey's Eighth Congressional district (map) in the House of Representatives, where he served from January 3, 1993–January 3, 1995.
Klein was born in Newark, New Jersey and received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1950 and a J.D. from the Harvard Law School in 1953, as well as an LL.M. from New York University in 1958. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1956. Admitted to the bar in 1953, he commenced the practice of law in Clifton, New Jersey.
After serving as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly from 1972 to 1976 and as Executive Director of the Passaic County Democratic Committee from 1977 to 1981, he was elected as a Democrat to the 103rd United States Congress in 1992 to succeed retiring eleven-term incumbent Robert Roe in the historically Democratic eighth district.
Klein was defeated for re-election by Clifton city councilman and Passaic County freeholder Bill Martini, making him one of 54 Democrats to lose their seats in the 1994 Congressional Elections.
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record at The Washington Post
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Robert A. Roe
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