A list of famous Jewish Governors, with photos, throughout US history. These are important political Jews who have taken part in running states within 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. Clearly this Jewish governors list will continue to grow, and US "blue states" that lean Democratic are by far the most likely states to elect a Jew to run things. We can take heart that the anti-Semitism of the past is falling aside to more modern ideals.
Arthur Seligman Dec. at 60 (1873-1933)
Arthur Seligman (June 14, 1871 – September 25, 1933) was an American businessman and politician. He served in several offices in New Mexico, including mayor of Santa Fe and governor.
Franklin Israel Moses, Jr.
Samuel H. Shapiro Dec. at 80 (1907-1987)
Samuel Harvey Shapiro (born Israel Shapiro; April 25, 1907 – March 16, 1987) was the 34th Governor of Illinois, serving from 1968 to 1969. He was a member of the Democratic Party.