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A list of former Jewish Congressmen, with photos. These are important Jews who take part in running the United States government. There was a time when an American Jewish Congressman 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.

Abner Mikva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Abner Mikva

Abraham A. Ribicoff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Abraham A. Ribicoff Died at 88 (1910-1998) - Abraham Alexander Ribicoff was an American Democratic Party politician. He served in the United States Congress, as the 80th Governor of Connecticut and as President John F. Kennedy's Secretary ...more

Adolph J. Sabath is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Adolph J. Sabath Died at 86 (1866-1952) - Adolph Joachim Sabath was an American politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chicago, Illinois, from 1907 until his death.

Alan Grayson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Alan Grayson age 59 - Alan Grayson appeared in the 2006 film Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers.

Allard K. Lowenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Allard K. Lowenstein Died at 51 (1929-1980) - Allard Kenneth Lowenstein was a Democratic politician, a one-term congressman representing the 5th District in Nassau County, New York from 1969 until 1971. His work on civil rights and the ...more

Barbara Boxer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Barbara Boxer age 77 - 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

Bella Abzug is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Bella Abzug Died at 78 (1920-1998) - Bella Savitsky Abzug, nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an American lawyer, U.S. Representative, social activist and a leader of the Women's Movement. In 1971, Abzug joined other leading ...more

Ben Cardin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Ben Cardin age 74 - 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

Benjamin Erdreich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Benjamin Erdreich

Benjamin Gilman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Benjamin Gilman

Benjamin S. Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Benjamin S. Rosenthal

Bernie Sanders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Bernie Sanders age 77 - 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

Bobbi Fiedler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Bobbi Fiedler age 80 - Roberta Frances "Bobbi" Fiedler is a former U.S. Representative from California who made a name for herself as a strong opponent of forced busing.

Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Chuck Schumer age 67 - 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

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Dan Glickman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Dan Glickman age 73 - Daniel Robert "Dan" Glickman is an American businessman and politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, prior to which he represented the ...more

David Spangler Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
David Spangler Kaufman

Ed Koch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Ed Koch 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

Elizabeth Holtzman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Elizabeth Holtzman age 76 - Elizabeth Holtzman is an American politician and former member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first woman to hold office as the New York City Comptroller, and the ...more

Elliot Levitas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Elliot Levitas

Emmanuel Celler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Emmanuel Celler

Eric Fingerhut is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Eric Fingerhut age 58 - Eric David Fingerhut is the President and CEO of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Earlier he served as the corporate Vice President of Education and STEM Learning business at ...more

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Florence P. Kahn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Florence P. Kahn

Francis Salvador is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Francis Salvador

Isidore Dollinger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Isidore Dollinger Died at 97 (1903-2000) - Isidore Dollinger was an American politician from New York.

Jacob K. Javits is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Jacob K. Javits 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

James Scheuer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
James Scheuer

John Adler is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
John Adler Died at 52 (1959-2011) - John Herbert Adler was a U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 3rd congressional district, serving from 2009 until 2011. He was a member of the Democratic Party. He was formerly a member of the ...more

Leonard Farbstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Leonard Farbstein Died at 91 (1902-1993) - Leonard Farbstein was an American politician from New York.

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Lewis Charles Levin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Lewis Charles Levin Died at 52 (1808-1860) - Lewis Charles Levin was a Philadelphia politician, Know Nothing, and anti-Catholic social activist of the 1840s and 1850s. He served three terms in the United States Congress, representing ...more

Martin Frost is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Martin Frost age 75 - Jonas Martin Frost III is an American politician, who was the Democratic representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for Texas's 24th congressional district from 1979 to 2005.

Meyer London is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Meyer London Died at 55 (1871-1926) - Meyer London was an American politician from New York City. He was one of only two members of the Socialist Party of America elected to the United States Congress. London was the uncle of ...more

Paul Hodes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Paul Hodes age 66 - Paul William Hodes is an attorney, musician, and the former U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, serving from 2007 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more

Peter Deutsch is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Peter Deutsch age 60 - Peter R. Deutsch is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. Deutsch was a Democratic Representative from Florida's 20th congressional district from 1993 until 2005.

Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Rahm Emanuel age 58 - 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

Ron Klein is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Ron Klein age 60 - Ronald "Ron" Klein is a lawyer and former member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He ...more

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Ron Wyden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Ron Wyden age 68 - 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

Sala Burton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Sala Burton Died at 62 (1925-1987) - Sala Burton was a United States Representative from California.

Sam Gejdenson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Sam Gejdenson age 69 - Samuel "Sam" Gejdenson is a former United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Connecticut.

Samuel Friedel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Samuel Friedel Died at 81 (1898-1979) - Samuel Nathaniel Friedel, a Democrat, was a U.S. Congressman who represented the 7th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1971. Born in Washington, D.C., Friedel ...more

Seymour Halpern is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Seymour Halpern Died at 84 (1913-1997) - Seymour Halpern was an American politician from New York.

Sidney Yates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Sidney Yates

Steve Kagen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Steve Kagen age 68 - Steven Leslie "Steve" Kagen is an American politician and physician who was the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the ...more

Theodore Weiss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Theodore Weiss

Tom Lantos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Tom Lantos Died at 80 (1928-2008) - Thomas Peter "Tom" Lantos was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from California, serving from 1981 until his death as the representative from a district ...more

Victor L. Berger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
Victor L. Berger Died at 69 (1860-1929) - Victor Luitpold Berger was a founding member of the Social Democratic Party of America and its successor, the Socialist Party of America. Born in Austria-Hungary, Berger immigrated to the United ...more