Flags lowered to honor former Assemblyman Burstein
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Flags are flying at half-staff to honor a former New Jersey Assemblyman who also was a decorated war hero.
Albert Burstein died at his Tenafly home last month. He was 96.
Burstein served in the Assembly from 1971 to 1982, serving for time as Assembly speaker. Among the issues he championed were reforming New Jersey’s election and public financing laws and making the state’s school funding system more equitable.
He received a Bronze Star and was named to the French Legion of Honor for his bravery on the battlefield during World War II.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order directing that flags be lowered on Monday also called Burstein a noteworthy jazz pianist and tennis player.