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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.
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  • Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the...  more
  • Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American...  more
  • Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is a retired American politician who served as a...  more
  • Al Franken

    Age: 68
    Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, media...  more
  • Rahm Israel Emanuel (; born November 29, 1959) is an American politician who served as the...  more
  • Charles Ellis Schumer (; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the...  more
  • Arlen Specter

    Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
    Arlen Specter (February 12, 1930 – October 14, 2012) was an American lawyer, author, and...  more
  • Joseph Isadore Lieberman (; born February 24, 1942) is an American politician, lobbyist and...  more
  • Ed Koch

    Dec. at 89 (1924-2013)
    Edward Irving Koch ( KOTCH; December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013) was an American lawyer,...  more
  • Deborah Wasserman Schultz (; born September 27, 1966) is an American politician serving as the...  more
  • Stephen Ira Cohen (born May 24, 1949) is an American politician serving as the U.S....  more
  • Carl Levin

    Age: 85
    Carl Milton Levin (born June 28, 1934) is an American attorney and retired politician who...  more
  • Ron Wyden

    Age: 70
    Ronald Lee Wyden (; born May 3, 1949) is the senior United States Senator for Oregon since...  more
  • Ben Cardin

    Age: 76
    Benjamin Louis Cardin (born October 5, 1943) is an American politician serving as the senior...  more
  • Richard Blumenthal (; born February 13, 1946) is an American attorney and politician who has...  more
  • Michael Farrand Bennet (born November 28, 1964) is an American businessman, lawyer, and...  more
  • Anthony David Weiner (; born September 4, 1964) is an American former Democratic congressman ...  more
  • Jane Margaret Lakes Harman (born June 28, 1945) is the former U.S. Representative for...  more
  • David Emanuel

    Dec. at 64 (1744-1808)
    David Emanuel (1744 – February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on March 3, 1801 upon...  more
  • Herb Kohl

    Age: 84
    Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and...  more
  • Ernest Gruening

    Dec. at 87 (1887-1974)
    Ernest Henry Gruening ( GREEN-ing; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American...  more
  • Paul Wellstone

    Dec. at 58 (1944-2002)
    Paul David Wellstone (July 21, 1944 – October 25, 2002) was an American academic, author, and...  more
  • Russell Dana Feingold (; born March 2, 1953) is an American lawyer and politician from the...  more
  • Neil Edward Goldschmidt (born June 16, 1940) is an American businessman and Democratic...  more
  • Bella Abzug

    Dec. at 78 (1920-1998)
    Bella Savitzky Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998), nicknamed "Battling Bella", was an...  more