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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
Dec. 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
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
age 61
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
Dec. 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
age 79
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
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
age 76
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
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
Bobbi Fiedler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
age 81
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
age 69
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
Dan Glickman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Former Jewish Congressmen
age 75
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
Dec. 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
age 77
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
age 60
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
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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