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Jewish Members of U.S. Congress:
House of Representatives

(1845 - Present)


Jewish Congressmen: Table of Contents | Senators | 113th Congress


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Listed Alphabetically, by First Year of Service:
(Green - Currently Serving; Red/Blue - Party Affiliation)

Representative
Party/State
Years of Service
Lewis Charles Levin
Amer.-PA
1845-1851
David Spangler Kaufman
D-TX
1846-1851
Emanuel Bernard Hart
D-NY
1851-1853
Philip Phillips
D-AL
1853-1855
Henry Myer Phillips
D-PA
1857-1859
Michael Hahn
Unionist; R-LA
1862-1863; 1885-1886
Myer Strouse
D-PA
1863-1867
William Mallory Levy
D-LA
1875-1877
Leopold Morse
D-MA
1877-1885; 1887-1889
Edwin Einstein
R-NY
1879-1881
Julius Houseman
D-MI
1883-1885
Joseph Pulitzer
D-NY
1885-1886
Isidor Rayner
D-MD
1887-1889; 1891-1895
Nathan Frank
R-MO
1889-1891
Adolph Meyer
D-LA
1891-1908
Julius Goldzier
D-IL
1893-1895
Irving P.Wanger *
R-PA
1893-1911
Isidor Straus
D-NY
1894-1895
Israel Frederick Fischer
R-NY
1895-1899
Lucius Nathan Littauer
R-NY
1897-1907
Mitchell May
D-NY
1899-1901
Jefferson Levy
D-NY
1899-1901; 1911-1915
Julius Kahn
R-CA
1899-1903; 1905-1924
Henry Mayer Goldfogle
D-NY
1901-1915; 1919-1921
Montague Lessler
R-NY
1902-1903
Martin Emerich
D-IL
1903-1905
Harry Benjamin Wolf
D-MD 
1907-1909
Adolph Joachim Sabath
D-IL
1907--1952
Victor Luitpold Berger
Soc.-WI 
1911--1913; 1919; 1923-1929
Jacob Aaron Cantor
D-NY
1913-1915
Isaac Bacharach
R-NJ
1915-1937
Meyer London
Soc.-NY
1915-1919, 1921-1923
Isaac Siegel
R-NY
1915-1923
Milton Kraus
R-IN
1917-1923
Lester David Volk
R-NY
1920-1923
Nathan David Perlman
R-NY
1920-1927
Martin Charles Ansorge
R-NY
1921-1923
Albert Berger Rossdale
R-NY
1921-1923
Benjamin Rosenbloom
R-WV
1921-1925
Samuel Marx
D-NY
Elected 1922
Meyer Jacobstein
D-NY
1923-1929
Samuel Dickstein
D-NY
1923-1945
Sol Bloom
D-NY
1923-1949
Emanuel Celler
D-NY
1923-1973
Benjamin Martin Golder
R-PA
1925-1933
Florence Prag Kahn
R-CA
1925-1937
William Wolfe Cohen
D-NY
1927-1929
William Irving Sirovich
D-NY
1927-1939
Theodore Albert Peyser
D-NY
1933-1937
Henry Ellenbogen
D-PA
1933-1938
Herman Paul Kopplemann
D-CT
1933-1939; 1941-1943:1945-1947
William Paul Citron
D-CT
1935-1939
Leon Sacks
D-PA
1937-1943
Morris Michael Edelstein
D-NY
1940-1941
Arthur George Klein
D-NY
1941-1945; 1946-1956
Samuel Arthur Weiss
D-PA
1941-1946
Daniel EIlison
R-MD
1943-1945
Benjamin J. Rabin
D-NY
1945-1947
Leo Frederick Rayfiel
D-NY
1945-1947
Jacob Koppel Javits
D-NY
1947-1954
Abraham Jacob Multer
D-NY
1947-1967
Leo Isacson
Am. Lab.-NY
1948-1949
Theodore Irving
D-NY
1949-1953
Abraham A. Ribicoff
D-CT
1949-1953
Louis Benjamin Heller
D-NY
1949-1954
Earl Chudoff
D-PA
1949-1958
Isidore Dollinger
D-NY
1949-1959
Sidney Richard Yates
D-IL
1949-1963; 1965-1999
Sidney Asher Fine
D-NY
1951-1956
Lester Holtzman
D-NY
1953-1961
Samuel Nathaniel Friedel
D-MD
1953-1971
Irwin Delmore Davidson
D-NY
1955-1956
Herbert Zelenko
D-NY
1955-1963
Ludwig Teller
D-NY
1957-1961
Leonard Farbstein
D-NY
1957-1971
Herman Toll
D-PA
1959-1967
Seymour Halpern
R-NY
1959-1973
Jacob H. Gilbert
D-NY
1960-1971
Charles Samuel Joelson
D-NJ
1961-1969
Benjamin S. Rosenthal
D-NY
1962-1983
Joseph Yale Resnick
D-NY
1965-1969
Herbert Tenzer
D-NY
1965-1969
James Scheuer
D-NY
1965-1973; 1975-1993
Lester Lionel Wolff
D-NY
1965-1981
Sam Steiger
R-AZ 
1967-1977
Joshua Eilberg
D-PA
1967-1979
Bertram L. Podell
D-NY
1968-1975
Allard K. Lowenstein
D-NY
1969-1971
Abner Joseph Mikva
D-IL
1969-1973; 1975-1979
Edward Irving Koch
D-NY
1969-1977
Bella Savitsky Abzug
D-NY
1971-1977
Benjamin Arthur Gilman
R-NY
1973-2003
Edward M. Mezvinsky
D-IA
1973-1977
Elizabeth Holtzman
D-NY
1973-1981
William Lehman
D-FL
1973-1993
Henry Arnold Waxman
D-CA
1975-
John Hans Krebs
D-CA
1975-1979
Gladys Noon Spellman
D-MD
1975-1981
Frederick W. Richmond
D-NY
1975-1982
Elliott Harris Levitas
D-GA
1975-1985
Willis David Gradison
R-OH
1975-1993
Stephen Solarz
D-NY
1975-1993
Marc Lincoln Marks
R-PA
1977-1983
Theodore S. Weiss
D-NY
1977-1992
Daniel Robert Glickman
D-KS
1977-1995
Anthony C. Beilenson
D-CA
1977-1997
Sedgwick William Green
R-NY
1978-1993
(Jonas) Martin Frost
D-TX
1979-2005
Kenneth Bentley Kramer
R-CO
1979-1987
Howard Elliot Wolpe III
D-MI
1979-1993
Barney Frank
D-MA
1981-2013
Thomas Peter Lantos
D-CA
1981-2008
Robert Norton Shamanksy
D-OH
1981-1983
Roberta Francis (Bobbi) Fiedler
D-CA
1981-1987
Ronald Lee Wyden
D-OR
1981-1996
Charles Ellis Schumer
D-NY
1981-1999
Samuel Gejdenson
D-CT 
1981-2001
Gary Leonard Ackerman
D-NY
1983-2013
Howard L. Berman
D-CA 
1983-2013
Sander Martin Levin
D-MI 
1983-
Norman Sisisky
D-VA
1983-2001
Sala Galant Burton
D-CA
1983-1987
Barbara Boxer
D-CA
1983-1992
Benjamin Leader Erdreich
D-AL
1983-1993
Meldon Edises Levine
D-CA
1983-1993
Lawrence Jack Smith
D-FL
1983-1993
John Miller
R-WA
1985-1993
Benjamin Cardin
D-MD
1987-2006
Eliot Lance Engel
D-NY
1989-
Nita Melnikoff Lowey
D-NY
1989-
Steve Schiff
R-NM
1989-1997
Bernard Sanders
Ind.-VT
1991-2006
Richard Zimmer
R-NJ
1991-1997
Jerrold Lewis Nadler
D-NY
1992-
Peter R. Deutsch
D-FL
1993-2005
Robert Filner
D-CA
1993-2013
Sam Coppersmith
D-AZ
1993-1995
Eric Fingerhut
D-OH
1993-1995
Daniel Hamburg
D-CA
1993-1995
Herbert Charles Klein
D-NJ
1993-1995
David A. Levy
R-NY
1993-1995
Margolis M. Mezvinsky
D-PA
1993-1995
Lynn Schenk
D-CA
1993-1995
Jane F. Harman
D-CA
1993-1999, 2001-2011
Jon Fox
R-PA
1995-1999
Steven R. Rothman
D-NJ
1997-2013
Brad Sherman
D-CA
1997-
Robert Wexler
D-FL
1997-2010
Shelley Berkley
D-NV
1999-2013
Jan Schakowsky
D-IL
1999-
Anthony Weiner
D-NY
1999-2011
Eric Cantor
R-VA
2001-
Susan Davis
D-CA
2001-
Steve Israel
D-NY
2001-
Adam Schiff
D-CA
2001-
Rahm Emanuel
D-IL
2003-2009
Allyson Schwartz
D-PA
2004-
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
D-FL
2005-
Gabrielle Giffords
D-AZ
2007-2012
Ronald Klein
D-FL
2007-2011
John Yarmuth
D-KY
2007-
Paul Hodes
D-NH
2007-2011
Stephen Cohen
D-TN
2007-
Steve Kagen
D-WI
2007-2011
John H. Adler
D-NJ
2009-2011
Alan Grayson
D-FL
2009-2011, 2013-
Jared Polis
D-CO
2009-
Ted Deutch
D-FL
2010-
David Cicilline
D-RI
2011-
Lois Frankel
D-FL
2013-
Alan Lowenthal
D-CA
2013-
Brad Schneider
D-IL
2013-

Sources: Maisel, L. Sandy and Ira Forman, Eds. Jews in American Politics. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.

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