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  Jacob M. Arvey (1895-1977) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 3, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; alderman, 24th Ward, Chicago, 1923-41; commissioner, Chicago Park District, 1945-67; delegate to Illinois convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1936, 1940, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1968; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; chair of Cook County Democratic Party, 1946-50; member of Democratic National Committee from Illinois, 1950-. Jewish. Russian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; B'nai B'rith; Jewish War Veterans; American Legion; Navy League; Elks; Freemasons; Moose; Odd Fellows; Knights of Pythias. Died, of heart failure, in Weiss Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Cook County, Ill., August 25, 1977 (age 81 years, 295 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel Arvey and Bertha (Eisenberg) Arvey; married, June 11, 1916, to Edith Freeman.
  Howard E. Babbush (b. 1941) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., October 8, 1941. Democrat. Member of New York state senate, 1976-93 (16th District 1976-82, 17th District 1983-93, 19th District 1993). Jewish. Member, Knights of Pythias; B'nai B'rith; Jewish War Veterans. Still living as of 1993.
  Ralph Elihu Becker (1907-1994) — also known as Ralph E. Becker — of Port Chester, Westchester County, N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., January 29, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; candidate for Presidential Elector for District of Columbia, 1972; U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, 1976-77. Jewish; later Episcopalian. Lithuanian and Belarusian ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; Federal Bar Association; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Jewish War Veterans; American Legion; B'nai B'rith; American Jewish Committee. Donor of the Ralph E. Becker Collection of Political Americana to the Smithsonian Institution; a sponsor of the Antarctic-South Pole Operation Deep Freeze expedition, 1963. Died, from congestive heart failure, in George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., August 24, 1994 (age 87 years, 207 days). Cremated; ashes interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  Relatives: Son of Max Joseph Becker and Rose (Becker) Becker; married to Ann Marie Watters; father of Ralph Elihu Becker, Jr. (1952-).
  Mount Becker, in the Merrick Mountains of Palmer Land, Antarctica, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
Julius S. Berg Julius S. Berg (1895-1938) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., July 15, 1895. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; injured in combat and lost a leg; member of New York state assembly from Bronx County 3rd District, 1923-30; member of New York state senate 22nd District, 1931-38; died in office 1938. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Disabled American Veterans; Freemasons; Elks; Knights of Pythias. Indicted on charges of receiving money for his aid in procuring liquor licenses and arranging for concessions at the New York World's Fair; that same day, he killed himself by gunshot, in his law office, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., July 20, 1938 (age 43 years, 5 days). Interment at Mt. Ararat Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Berg and Celia (Weinstein) Berg; married, June 20, 1920, to Rose Schram.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Jeremiah B. Bloom (1913-1983) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 25, 1913. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state senate, 1957-78 (12th District 1957-65, 21st District 1966, 17th District 1967-72, 19th District 1973-78); candidate in primary for Governor of New York, 1978. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans. Suffered a heart attack at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, and died soon after, in St. Clare's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 2, 1983 (age 70 years, 130 days). Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Married to Dorothy Sotland.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Chananau (b. 1915) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y., November 11, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; member of New York state assembly, 1958-72 (Bronx County 8th District 1958-65, 88th District 1966, 82nd District 1967-72); member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1964; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Jewish. Member, Jewish War Veterans; American Arbitration Association. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Adele Hausthor.
  Joshua Eilberg (1921-2004) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 12, 1921. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1952-66; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960, 1964, 1968; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 4th District, 1967-79; defeated, 1978. Jewish. Member, B'nai B'rith; American Bar Association; American Judicature Society; American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; Disabled American Veterans; Knights of Pythias; Freemasons. Pleaded guilty in federal court to conflict of interest charges, February 1979; sentenced to five years probation and fined $10,000. Died, of Parkinson's disease, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 24, 2004 (age 83 years, 41 days). Interment at Montefiore Cemetery, Jenkintown, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Joseph Forbes (b. 1916) — also known as Joe Forbes; Joseph Goldfarb — of Oak Park, Oakland County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., October 8, 1916. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; mayor of Oak Park, Mich., 1967; member of Michigan state house of representatives 67th District, 1971-84. Jewish. Member, Optimist Club; Kiwanis; Jewish War Veterans; B'nai B'rith. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Benjamin Arthur Gilman (1922-2016) — also known as Benjamin A. Gilman — of Middletown, Orange County, N.Y. Born in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, N.Y., December 6, 1922. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly 95th District, 1967-72; U.S. Representative from New York, 1973-2003 (26th District 1973-83, 22nd District 1983-93, 20th District 1993-2003). Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Grange; Elks; Freemasons; NAACP. Died in Wappingers Falls, Dutchess County, N.Y., December 17, 2016 (age 94 years, 11 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — NNDB dossier
  Louis H. Glaser (1910-1989) — of Malden, Middlesex County, Mass.; Melrose, Middlesex County, Mass. Born in Poland, June 15, 1910. Democrat. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War II; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1952; candidate for mayor of Malden, Mass., 1953. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans. Died October 4, 1989 (age 79 years, 111 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Philip Glaser and Lillian (Burstein) Glaser; married, November 2, 1947, to Estelle Vineberg.
  Jacob Koppel Javits (1904-1986) — also known as Jacob K. Javits — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., May 18, 1904. Republican. Lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from New York 21st District, 1947-54; New York state attorney general, 1955-57; U.S. Senator from New York, 1957-81; defeated, 1980 (primary), 1980 (Liberal); delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; United World Federalists; Amvets. Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Died, of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Fla., March 7, 1986 (age 81 years, 293 days). Interment at Linden Hill Cemetery, Ridgewood, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Javits and Ida (Littman) Javits; married, November 30, 1947, to Marion Ann Borris.
  Cross-reference: Jean McKee
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Jacob K. Javits: Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man (1981)
  Julius Klein (1901-1984) — also known as "Dutch" — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 5, 1901. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; newspaper reporter; candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1932; general in the U.S. Army during World War II; public relations business; lobbyist; delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1952, 1960; candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1954. Jewish. Member, Jewish War Veterans. Died, in the Great Lakes Naval Hospital, Great Lakes, Lake County, Ill., April 6, 1984 (age 82 years, 214 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helene von Holstein (died 1976).
  Curtis Levine (b. 1947) — also known as Curt Levine — of Florida. Born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., November 21, 1947. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Florida state house of representatives 89th District, 1999-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 2000. Jewish. Member, Phi Alpha Delta; B'nai B'rith; Jewish War Veterans. Still living as of 2000.
  Arthur Levitt (1900-1980) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., June 28, 1900. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; colonel in the U.S. Army during World War II; New York state comptroller, 1955-79; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; Freemasons; Shriners; Knights of Pythias; Phi Sigma Delta; Odd Fellows. Died in 1980 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Israel A. Levitt and Rose (Daniels) Levitt; married, June 30, 1929, to Dorothy M. Wolff; father of Arthur Levitt, Jr. (1931-).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Samuel H. Malkan (b. 1893) — of New Haven, New Haven County, Conn. Born in Washington, D.C., December 4, 1893. Democrat. Member of Connecticut state senate 9th District, 1935-46. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Eagles; Elks; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Jacob Malkan and Sarah Malkan.
  Marvin Mandel (1920-2015) — of Baltimore, Md. Born in Baltimore, Md., April 19, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Maryland Democratic State Central Committee, 1951; member of Maryland state house of delegates, 1952-69; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1963-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1964, 1976; Maryland Democratic state chair, 1968-69; Governor of Maryland, 1969-77, 1979. Jewish. Member, Omicron Delta Kappa; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; American Bar Association. Charged with mail fraud, over his acceptance of gifts from owners of the Marlboro Race Track, in return for his support for legislation benefiting the track; tried and convicted in 1977; sentenced to prison; his conviction was later overturned. Died in St. Mary's County, Md., August 30, 2015 (age 95 years, 133 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married 1941 to Barbara 'Bootsie' Oberfield (divorced 1974); married 1974 to Jeanne Blackistone Dorsey.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Books by Marvin Mandel: I'll Never Forget It: Memoirs of a Political Accident from East Baltimore (2010)
  Books about Marvin Mandel: Bradford Jacobs, Thimbleriggers : The Law v. Governor Marvin Mandel
  Jerome W. Marks (b. 1915) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., June 22, 1915. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1963-68 (New York County 4th District 1963-65, 67th District 1966, 61st District 1967-68). Jewish. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Jewish War Veterans; American Legion; B'nai B'rith. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Seymour Posner (b. 1925) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y., May 21, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; school teacher; social worker; member of New York state assembly, 1965-75 (Bronx County 2nd District 1965, 85th District 1966, 76th District 1967-75). Jewish. Member, Disabled American Veterans; Jewish War Veterans; American Jewish Congress; Zionist Organization of America; NAACP; Americans for Democratic Action; AFSCME. Still living as of 1975.
  Martin Rodell — of Jamaica, Queens, Queens County, N.Y.; Queens Village, Queens, Queens County, N.Y. Born in New York City (unknown county), N.Y. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1965-71 (Queens County 10th District 1965, 28th District 1966, 21st District 1967-71). Member, Jewish War Veterans; Knights of Pythias. Still living as of 1971.
  Relatives: Married to Sonya Bilmes.
  S. William Rosenberg (b. 1916) — of Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y.; Brighton, Franklin County, N.Y. Born in Rochester, Monroe County, N.Y., March 16, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1961-72 (Monroe County 2nd District 1961-65, 145th District 1966, 132nd District 1967-72). Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Elks. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Helen Daitz.
  Leon Sacks (1902-1972) — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., October 7, 1902. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1937-43; served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II. Jewish. Member, American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Elks; B'nai B'rith. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., March 11, 1972 (age 69 years, 156 days). Interment at Shalom Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of Morris Sacks and Dora (Clayman) Sacks.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
Jacob J. Schwartzwald Jacob J. Schwartzwald — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 6th District, 1927-33; defeated, 1933; member of New York state senate 7th District, 1935-42; Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1955-58. Jewish. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Jewish War Veterans; American Legion. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Harold Shapiro (1906-1981) — of Miami Beach, Dade County (now Miami-Dade County), Fla. Born in Pereyaslov, Russia, May 1, 1906. Naturalized U.S. citizen; lawyer; served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Miami Beach, Fla., 1953-55. Jewish. Member, American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans; Zionist Organization of America; Alpha Epsilon Pi; Freemasons; Shriners; Elks; Moose; B'nai B'rith. Died in May, 1981 (age about 74 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Max Shapiro and Fannie (Bernstein) Shapiro; married, June 14, 1953, to Sylvia Simha Chinio.
  Stanley Steingut (1920-c.1990) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., May 20, 1920. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; lawyer; member of New York state assembly, 1953-77 (Kings County 18th District 1953-65, 44th District 1966, 41st District 1967-77); Speaker of the New York State Assembly, 1970; leader of Kings County Democratic Party, 1962-69; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1964. Jewish. Member, Jewish War Veterans. Died about 1990 (age about 70 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Irwin Steingut (1893-1952); married to Madeline Fellerman.
  Lee M. Zeldin (b. 1980) — of Shirley, Suffolk County, Long Island, N.Y. Born in East Meadow, Nassau County, Long Island, N.Y., January 30, 1980. Republican. Lawyer; member of New York state senate 3rd District, 2011-14; U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 2015-; defeated, 2008. Jewish. Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion; Jewish War Veterans. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
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