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U.S. Politicians who were born in Russia

  Russia (no city given):
  Russia, year not specified: Edmund Brandt — Moritz Braun — Julius Gerber — William Karlin — Hyman Lurio — William Morton — Samuel Holland
  Russia, 1700-1799: Edmund Brandt
  Russia, 1800-1899: Moritz Braun — Julius Halpern, c.1859 — Julius Gerber — John Stoller, 1862 — Samuel Schulman, 1864 — Simon Swig, 1865 — William Karlin — Alfred A. Shlickerman, 1870 — Hyman Lurio — William Morton — Henry Salant, 1874 — Herman Bernstein, 1876 — Samuel Holland — Jacob R. Schiff, c.1880 — Jacob Caplan, c.1883 — Abraham S. Aaronson, 1883 — Max Aron, 1885 — Daniel Ellison, 1886 — Henry Dimin, c.1886 — Samuel Campner, c.1888 — Herman M. Cohen, 1888 — Otto Krueger, 1890 — Hilda G. Claessens, c.1890 — Bertha Ableman, 1890 — Isidore Abb, 1890 — Norman H. Wiener, 1891 — Bernard Austin, 1896 — Samuel L. Fein, 1899
  Russia, 1900-1999: Jacob P. Nathanson, 1901 — Alexander Bicks, 1901 — Simon Rifkind, 1901 — Arthur J. Katzman, 1903 — Israel Katz, 1907 — Samuel C. Kagan, 1908 — Ben S. Stephansky, 1913
  Herzog (now Susly): B. M. Dreiling, 1875
  Kalvaria: Meyer London, 1871
  Moscow: Leon A. Malkiel, 1866
  Pereyaslov: Harold Shapiro, 1906
  Pokrov: Z. J. Loussac, 1883
  Province of Chernigov: Abraham I. Shiplacoff, 1877
  St. Petersburg: Frank Siller, 1835 — Vladimir Karapetoff, 1876 — Max D. Kirjassoff, 1888
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