Jewish Republicans

A list of famous Jewish Republicans, 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.

  • Jacob K. Javits
    Dec. at 81 (1904-1986)
  • David Emanuel
    Dec. at 64 (1744-1808)
  • Simon Guggenheim
    Dec. at 73 (1867-1941)
  • Joseph Simon
    Dec. at 84 (1851-1935)
  • Edward S. Salomon
    Dec. at 76 (1836-1913)
  • Seymour Halpern
    Dec. at 83 (1913-1997)
  • Warren Rudman
    Dec. at 82 (1930-2012)
  • Florence P. Kahn

    Florence P. Kahn

  • Franklin Israel Moses, Jr.

    Franklin Israel Moses, Jr.

  • Jacob Hecht

    Jacob Hecht

  • Benjamin Gilman

    Benjamin Gilman

  • Barry M. Goldwater

    Barry M. Goldwater