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A list of famous Jewish Democrats, 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 Jewish Democrats
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

Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Jewish Democrats
Dianne Feinstein age 84 - 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 Jewish Democrats
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

Al Franken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Jewish Democrats
Al Franken age 66 - 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

Rahm Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Chuck Schumer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Arlen Specter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Jewish Democrats
Arlen Specter 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

Joe Lieberman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Jewish Democrats
Joe Lieberman age 75 - 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) 9 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Debbie Wasserman Schultz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Jewish Democrats
Debbie Wasserman Schultz age 51 - 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) 11 on the list Jewish Democrats
Steve Cohen age 68 - 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

Carl Levin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Jewish Democrats
Carl Levin age 83 - 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) 13 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Ben Cardin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

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Richard Blumenthal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Jewish Democrats
Richard Blumenthal age 71 - 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) 16 on the list Jewish Democrats
Michael Bennet age 53 - 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

Anthony D. Weiner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Jewish Democrats
Anthony D. Weiner age 53 - 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) 18 on the list Jewish Democrats
Jane Harman age 72 - 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

David Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Jewish Democrats
David Emanuel Died at 64 (1744-1808) - David Emanuel became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon the resignation of James Jackson to become U.S. Senator from Georgia. Emanuel served until November 7, 1801, the remainder of ...more

Herb Kohl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Jewish Democrats
Herb Kohl age 82 - Herbert H. "Herb" Kohl is an American businessman and politician. He is a former United States Senator from Wisconsin and a member of the Democratic Party. He is also a philanthropist ...more

Ernest Gruening is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Jewish Democrats
Ernest Gruening Died at 87 (1887-1974) - Ernest Henry Gruening was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.

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Paul Wellstone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Jewish Democrats
Paul Wellstone Died at 58 (1944-2002) - Paul David Wellstone was an American academic and politician who represented Minnesota in the United States Senate from 1991 until his death in a plane crash in 2002. A member of the Democratic ...more

Russ Feingold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Jewish Democrats
Russ Feingold age 64 - Russell Dana "Russ" Feingold is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. He served as a Democratic party member of the U.S. Senate from January 3, 1993 to January 3, ...more

Neil Goldschmidt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Jewish Democrats
Neil Goldschmidt age 77 - Neil Edward Goldschmidt is an American businessman and former Democratic politician from Oregon who held local, state and federal offices over three decades. After serving as the governor of ...more

Bella Abzug is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Henry Waxman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Jewish Democrats
Henry Waxman age 78 - Henry Arnold Waxman is an American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district from 1975 until 2015. Waxman is a member of the Democratic Party. ...more

Washington Bartlett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Jewish Democrats
Washington Bartlett Died at 63 (1824-1887) - Washington Montgomery Bartlett was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and–to date–the only California governor that was Jewish.

John Yarmuth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Jewish Democrats
John Yarmuth age 70 - John Allan Yarmuth is the U.S. Representative for Kentucky's 3rd congressional district and has been since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a former member of the Republican

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Eliot Spitzer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Jewish Democrats
Eliot Spitzer age 58 - Eliot Laurence Spitzer is a political commentator and Democratic Party politician who served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008. His ...more

Judah P. Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Jewish Democrats
Judah P. Benjamin Died at 73 (1811-1884) - Judah Philip Benjamin QC was a lawyer and politician who was a United States Senator from Louisiana, a Cabinet officer of the Confederate States and, after his escape to the United Kingdom at ...more

Bruce Sundlun is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Jewish Democrats
Bruce Sundlun Died at 91 (1920-2011) - Bruce Sundlun was an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as 71st Governor of Rhode Island from 1991 to 1995. He was Rhode Island's second Jewish governor, and the ...more

Frank Licht is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Jewish Democrats
Frank Licht Died at 71 (1916-1987) - Frank R. Licht was an American politician and the 67th Governor of Rhode Island from 1969 to 1973, serving as the first Jewish Governor in Rhode Island state history. He was also an Associate ...more

Pierre Salinger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Jewish Democrats
Pierre Salinger Died at 79 (1925-2004) - Pierre Emil George Salinger was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 and was campaign ...more

Abraham A. Ribicoff is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Jewish Democrats
Barney Frank age 77 - Barnett "Barney" Frank is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he ...more

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Howard Metzenbaum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Jewish Democrats
Howard Metzenbaum Died at 91 (1917-2008) - Howard Morton Metzenbaum was an American politician who served for almost 20 years as a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from Ohio. He also served in the Ohio House of Representatives and ...more

Bob Filner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Jewish Democrats
Bob Filner age 75 - Robert Earl "Bob" Filner is an American politician from San Diego, California. He was the 35th Mayor of San Diego, serving from December 2012 until August 2013. Filner resigned less ...more

Herbert H. Lehman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Jewish Democrats
Herbert H. Lehman Died at 85 (1878-1963) - Herbert Henry Lehman was a Democratic Party politician from New York. He served from 1933 to 1942 as the 45th governor of New York and represented New York State in the United States Senate from ...more

Richard L. Neuberger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Jewish Democrats
Richard L. Neuberger Died at 48 (1912-1960) - Richard Lewis Neuberger was an American journalist, author, and politician during the middle of the 20th century. A native of Oregon, he would write for The New York Times before and after a ...more

Benjamin F. Jonas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Jewish Democrats
Benjamin F. Jonas Died at 77 (1834-1911) - Benjamin Franklin Jonas was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the third Jew to serve in the Senate.

Alan Grayson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Jewish Democrats
Alan Grayson age 59 - Alan Grayson appeared in the 2006 film Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers.

Frank Lautenberg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Jewish Democrats
Frank Lautenberg Died at 89 (1924-2013) - Frank Raleigh Lautenberg was a United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. He first served in the United States Senate from 1982 to 2001; after a brief ...more

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Adam Schiff is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Jewish Democrats
Adam Schiff age 57 - Adam Bennett Schiff is the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district. He has served in Congress since 2001. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Schiff represented the ...more

Brad Sherman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Jewish Democrats
Brad Sherman age 63 - Bradley James "Brad" Sherman is an American politician. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1997. He currently represents California's ...more

David Cicilline is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Jewish Democrats
David Cicilline age 56 - David Nicola Cicilline is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He ...more

Allyson Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Jewish Democrats
Allyson Schwartz age 69 - Allyson Young Schwartz is a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, serving from 2005-2015. She is a member of the Democratic ...more

Dan Glickman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Edward Zorinsky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Jewish Democrats
Edward Zorinsky Died at 59 (1928-1987) - Edward Zorinsky was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as a U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1976 until his death in 1987. He was the first Jewish person elected to statewide office in ...more

Tom Lantos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Jewish Democrats
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

Allard K. Lowenstein is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Jewish Democrats
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