Jack Wasserman, 67, a former member of the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals who had maintained a practice in immigration law here since the late 1940s, died Saturday at Sibley Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.
He was the author of "Immigration and Law Practice," a standard textbook now in its third edition, as well as articles on immigration and nationality law he contributed to law reviews.
Mr. Wasserman was a former chairman of the American Bar Association's Immigration Committee and was a founder and had been president of the Association of immigration and Nationality Lawyers.
He was a member of the American, D.C., New York, Pennsylvania, and Federal bar associations. He also belonged to the World Association of Lawyers and World Peace through law.
Mr. Wasserman came to Washington in 1941 from a New York law practice. After working as an attorney for the Board of Immigration Appeals, he was appointed to the Board in 1943. Three years later he joined the Alien Enemy Litigation Section of the Justice Department. He left the Department in 1947.
Mr. Wasserman was a native of New York City and a 1932 graduate of the old City College of New York. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Unversity's law school in 1935.
Since 1974, he has been senior partner in the firm of Waserman, Orlow, Ginsberg and Rubin. The firm has offices in Washington, New York City, Philadelphia, and Trenton, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, the former Marie Krempa, of Washington; a son, Michael of Rockville; a daughter, Lorraine Reichard of Brookeville, Mr.; his mother Sabina Wasserman of Miami Beach; a brother, Albert of New York City, and four grandchildren.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.