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A list of famous Jewish politicians, with photos. These are important Jews who take part in running the United States government. There was a time when an American Jewish politician was rare or even unheard of. Today, although still a minority, the concept of "Jews in politics", a Jew seeking public office, is hardly unusual. Although less than 2.5% of the US population is Jewish, 10% of the US Senate follow the Judaic faith, and almost 7% of the House of Representatives. We can take heart that the antisemitism of the past is falling aside to more modern ideals. As a world, we have come a long way since the Holocaust.

Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 78
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Vermont. Before serving in the Senate, he represented Vermont's at-large congressional ...more

Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 85
Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein, born Dianne Emiel Goldman, is the senior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She ...more

Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 78
Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, ...more

Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 67
Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American comedian, writer, producer, author, and politician who served as a United States Senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018. He became well ...more

Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 76
Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

Henry Kissinger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 95
Henry Alfred Kissinger is an American diplomat and political scientist. He served as National Security Advisor and later concurrently as Secretary of State in the administrations of Presidents ...more

Eric Cantor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 56
Eric Ivan Cantor is an American politician, lawyer and businessman, who served as the United States representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2001 to 2014. A member of the ...more

Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 59
Rahm Israel Emanuel is an American politician who serves as the 55th Mayor of Chicago. A member of the Democratic Party, Emanuel was elected in 2011, becoming Chicago's first Jewish mayor. He ...more

Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 68
Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent ...more

Arlen Specter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
Died at 82 (1930-2012)
Arlen Specter was a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. ...more

Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 81
Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more

Joe Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 76
Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman is an American politician and former United States Senator from Connecticut. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for Vice ...more

Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
Died at 89 (1924-2013)
Edward Irving "Ed" Koch was an American lawyer, politician, political commentator, movie critic and reality television arbitrator. He served in the United States House of ...more

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 52
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is an American politician. She is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 23rd congressional district, a member of the Democratic Party and the Chair of the Democratic ...more

Steve Cohen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 69
Stephen Ira "Steve" Cohen is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 9th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Tennessee's 9th district ...more

George Allen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 66
George Felix Allen is an American politician and member of the Republican Party from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The son of NFL head coach George Allen, he served in the Virginia House of ...more

Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 84
Carl Milton Levin was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1979 to 2015. He was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, and is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in ...more

Ron Wyden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 69
Ronald Lee "Ron" Wyden is the senior United States Senator for Oregon, serving since 1996, and a member of the Democratic Party. He previously served in the United States House of ...more

Ben Cardin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 75
Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the junior United States Senator from Maryland, in office since 2007. Before his ...more

Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 72
Richard Blumenthal is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut. Born in Brooklyn, New ...more

Michael Bennet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 54
Michael Farrand Bennet is an American businessman, lawyer, and Democratic politician. He is the senior senator from Colorado. He became senior senator when Mark Udall was defeated in the 2014 ...more

Norm Coleman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 69
Norman Bertram "Norm" Coleman, Jr., is an American lobbyist, lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota from 2003 until 2009. Coleman was elected in 2002 and ...more

Jacob K. Javits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
Died at 82 (1904-1986)
Jacob Koppel "Jake" Javits was a Republican Party politician who served as a United States Senator from New York from 1957 to 1981. He was one of the most liberal of liberal ...more

Anthony D. Weiner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 54
Anthony David Weiner is an American politician and former U.S. representative who served New York's 9th congressional district from January 1999 until June 2011. A member of the Democratic ...more

Jane Harman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jewish Politicians
age 73
Jane Margaret Lakes Harman is the former U.S. Representative for California's 36th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2011; she is a member of the Democratic ...more