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Jewish Members of U.S. Congress:
Senators

(1845 - Present)


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


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

Senator
Party-State
Service
David Levy Yulee
D-FL
1845-1851, 1855-1861
Judah Benjamin
Whig-LA
1853-1861
Benjamin Jonas
D-LA
1879-1885
Joseph Simon
R-OR
1898-1903
Isidor Rayner
D-MD
1905-1912
Simon Guggenheim
R-CO
1907-1913
Herbert Lehman
D-NY
1949-1957
Richard Neuberger
D-OR
1955-1960
Jacob Javits
R-NY
1957-1981
Ernest Gruening
D-AK
1959-1969
Abraham Ribicoff
D-CT
1963-1981
Howard Metzenbaum
D-OH
1974, 1976-1995
Richard Stone
D-FL
1975-1980
Edward Zorinsky
D-NE
1976-1987
Rudolph Boschwitz
R-MN
1978-1991
Carl Levin
D-MI
1979-
Warren Rudman
R-NH
1980-1993
Arlen Specter
R/D-PA*
1981-2011
Frank Lautenberg
D-NJ
1982-2001, 2003-2013
Jacob (Chic) Hecht
R-NV
1983-1989
Herb Kohl
D-WI
1989-2013
Joseph Lieberman
D/I-CT**
1989-2013
Paul Wellstone
D-MN
1991-2002
Barbara Boxer
D-CA
1992-
Dianne Feinstein
D-CA
1992-
Russ Feingold
D-WI
1993-2011
Ron Wyden
D-OR
1996-
Charles Schumer
D-NY
1999-
Norm Coleman
R-MN
2003-2009
Benjamin Cardin
D-MD
2007-
Bernard Sanders
I-VT
2007-
Michael Bennet
D-CO
2009-
Al Franken
D-MN
2009-
Richard Blumenthal
D-CT
2011-
Brian Schatz
D-HI
2013 -

*Changed party affiliation in 2009 from Republican to Democrat
**Elected as an Independent in 2006


Sources: L. Sandy Maisel and Ira Forman, Eds, Jews in American Politics, (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), United States Senate, and various news sources.

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