List of Jewish members of the United States Congress

Summary

This is a list of Jewish members of the United States Congress. As of 2021, there are 10 Jewish senators and 27 Jewish members of the House of Representatives serving in the United States Congress.

SenateEdit

Senator Party State Term Notes
Start End
  David Levy Yulee[a] Democratic Florida July 1, 1845 March 4, 1851 Lost renomination[2]
March 4, 1855 January 21, 1861 Withdrew from the Senate in 1861 following the secession of Florida from the Union[2]
  Judah P. Benjamin Whig
(1853–1856)
Louisiana March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Withdrew from the Senate in 1861 following the secession of Louisiana from the Union[3]
Democratic
(1856–1861)
  Benjamin F. Jonas Democratic Louisiana March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Lost renomination[4]
  Joseph Simon Republican Oregon October 7, 1898 March 4, 1903 Retired[5]
  Isidor Rayner Democratic Maryland March 4, 1905 November 25, 1912 Died in office[6]
  Simon Guggenheim Republican Colorado March 4, 1907 March 4, 1913 Retired[7]
  Herbert H. Lehman Democratic New York November 9, 1949 January 3, 1957 Retired[8]
  Richard L. Neuberger Democratic Oregon January 3, 1955 March 9, 1960 Died in office[9]
  Jacob K. Javits Republican New York January 9, 1957 January 3, 1981 Lost reelection as Liberal Party nominee after having lost Republican Party renomination[10]
  Ernest Gruening Democratic Alaska January 3, 1959 January 3, 1969 Lost renomination
Lost write-in reelection[11]
  Abraham A. Ribicoff Democratic Connecticut January 3, 1963 January 3, 1981 Retired[12]
  Howard Metzenbaum Democratic Ohio January 4, 1974 December 23, 1974 Resigned to permit governor to appoint winner of general election, after previously having lost renomination for new term[13]
December 29, 1976 January 3, 1995 Retired[13]
  Richard Stone Democratic Florida January 1, 1975 December 31, 1980 Lost renomination[14]
  Edward Zorinsky Democratic Nebraska December 28, 1976 March 6, 1987 Died in office [15]
  Rudy Boschwitz Republican Minnesota December 30, 1978 January 3, 1991 Lost reelection[16]
  William Cohen Republican Maine January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Retired[2]
  Carl Levin Democratic Michigan January 3, 1979 January 3, 2015 Retired[17]
  Warren Rudman Republican New Hampshire December 29, 1980 January 3, 1993 Retired[18]
  Arlen Specter Republican
(1981–2009)
Pennsylvania January 3, 1981 January 3, 2011 Lost renomination by the Democratic Party, to which he had switched the prior year.[19]
Democratic
(2009–2011)
  Frank Lautenberg Democratic New Jersey December 27, 1982 January 3, 2001 Retired[20]
January 3, 2003 June 3, 2013 Died in office[20]
  Chic Hecht Republican Nevada January 3, 1983 January 3, 1989 Lost reelection[21]
  Herb Kohl Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 1989 January 3, 2013 Retired[22]
  Joe Lieberman Democratic
(1989–2006)
Connecticut January 3, 1989 January 3, 2013 Lost renomination, but re-elected on the Connecticut for Lieberman ticket in 2006
Retired[23]
Independent
(2006–2013)
  Paul Wellstone Democratic (DFL) Minnesota January 3, 1991 October 25, 2002 Died in office[24]
  Dianne Feinstein Democratic California November 10, 1992 Incumbent [25]
  Barbara Boxer Democratic California January 3, 1993 January 3, 2017 Retired[26]
  Russ Feingold Democratic Wisconsin January 3, 1993 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection[27]
  Ron Wyden Democratic Oregon February 6, 1996 Incumbent [28]
  Chuck Schumer Democratic New York January 3, 1999 Incumbent First Jewish Senate Majority Leader and Senate Minority Leader[29]
  Norm Coleman Republican Minnesota January 3, 2003 January 3, 2009 Lost reelection[30]
  Ben Cardin Democratic Maryland January 3, 2007 Incumbent [31]
  Bernie Sanders Independent Vermont January 3, 2007 Incumbent Elected as an Independent. Began identifying alternately as an Independent or Democrat while running in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries. Officially joined the Democratic Party after signing a declaratory pledge, but kept his independent affiliation in the Senate.[32]
  Al Franken Democratic (DFL) Minnesota July 7, 2009 January 2, 2018 Resigned[33]
  Michael Bennet Democratic Colorado January 21, 2009 Incumbent [34]
  Richard Blumenthal Democratic Connecticut January 3, 2011 Incumbent [35]
  Brian Schatz Democratic Hawaii December 26, 2012 Incumbent [36]
  Jacky Rosen Democratic Nevada January 3, 2019 Incumbent [37]
  Jon Ossoff Democratic Georgia January 20, 2021 Incumbent

Elected to the Senate, but not seatedEdit

Senator Party State Year Elected Notes
  Michael Hahn Republican Louisiana 1865 Not seated due to policy of Radical Republicans not to seat any Senators-elect from former Confederate states until a Reconstruction plan had been adopted[38]

House of RepresentativesEdit

Representative Party District Term Notes
Start End
  Lewis Charles Levin American (Know Nothing) PA-01 March 4, 1845 March 4, 1851 Lost reelection[39]
  Emanuel B. Hart Democratic NY-03 March 4, 1851 March 4, 1853 Lost renomination[40]
  Philip Phillips Democratic AL-01 March 4, 1853 March 4, 1855 Retired[41]
  Henry Myer Phillips Democratic PA-04 March 4, 1857 March 4, 1859 Lost reelection[42]
  Michael Hahn Unionist LA-02 December 3, 1862 March 4, 1863 Retired[38]
Republican March 4, 1885 March 15, 1886 Died in office[38]
  Leonard Myers Republican PA-03 March 4, 1863 March 3, 1875 Lost reelection[43]
  Myer Strouse Democratic PA-10 March 4, 1863 March 4, 1867 Retired[44]
  William M. Levy Democratic LA-04 March 4, 1875 March 4, 1877 Lost reelection[45]
  Leopold Morse Democratic MA-04
(from 1877)
MA-05
(from 1883)
March 4, 1877 March 4, 1885 Retired[46]
MA-03 March 4, 1887 March 4, 1889 Retired[46]
  Edwin Einstein Republican NY-07 March 4, 1879 March 4, 1881 Retired[47]
  Julius Houseman Democratic MI-05 March 4, 1883 March 4, 1885 Retired[48]
  Joseph Pulitzer Democratic NY-09 March 4, 1885 April 10, 1886 Resigned[49]
  Isidor Rayner Democratic MD-04 March 4, 1887 March 4, 1889 Lost reelection[6]
March 4, 1891 March 4, 1895 Retired
  Nathan Frank Republican MO-09 March 4, 1889 March 4, 1891 Retired[50]
  Adolph Meyer Democratic LA-01 March 4, 1891 March 8, 1908 Died in office[51]
  Julius Goldzier Democratic IL-04 March 4, 1893 March 4, 1895 Lost reelection[52]
  Isidor Straus Democratic NY-15 January 30, 1894 March 4, 1895 Retired[52]
  Israel F. Fischer Republican NY-04 March 4, 1895 March 4, 1899 Lost reelection[53]
  Lucius Littauer Republican NY-22
(from 1897)
NY-25
(from 1903)
March 4, 1897 March 4, 1907 Retired[54]
  Julius Kahn Republican CA-04 March 4, 1899 March 4, 1903 Lost reelection[55]
March 4, 1905 December 18, 1924 Died in office[55]
  Jefferson Monroe Levy Democratic NY-13 March 4, 1899 March 4, 1901 Retired[56]
NY-13
(from 1911)
NY-14
(from 1913)
March 4, 1911 March 4, 1915 Retired[56]
  Mitchell May Democratic NY-06 March 4, 1899 March 4, 1901 Lost reelection[57]
  Henry M. Goldfogle Democratic NY-09
(from 1901)
NY-12
(from 1913)
March 4, 1901 March 4, 1915 Lost reelection[58]
NY-12 March 4, 1919 March 4, 1921 Lost reelection[58]
  Montague Lessler Republican NY-07 January 7, 1902 March 4, 1903 Lost reelection[59]
  Martin Emerich Democratic IL-01 March 4, 1903 March 4, 1905 Retired[60]
  Adolph J. Sabath Democratic IL-05
(from 1907)
IL-07
(from 1949)
March 4, 1907 November 6, 1952 Died in office[61]
  Harry Benjamin Wolf Democratic MD-03 March 4, 1907 March 4, 1909 Lost reelection[62]
  Victor L. Berger Socialist WI-05 March 4, 1911 March 4, 1913 Lost reelection[63]
March 4, 1919 November 10, 1919 House refused to seat due to conviction under the Espionage Act of 1917[63]
March 4, 1923 March 4, 1929 Lost reelection[63]
  Jacob A. Cantor Democratic NY-20 November 4, 1913 March 4, 1915 Lost reelection[64]
  Isaac Bacharach Republican NJ-02 March 4, 1915 January 3, 1937 Lost reelection[65]
  Meyer London Socialist NY-12 March 4, 1915 March 4, 1919 Lost reelection[66]
March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection[66]
  Isaac Siegel Republican NY-20 March 4, 1915 March 4, 1923 Retired[67]
  Milton Kraus Republican IN-11 March 4, 1917 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection[68]
  Nathan D. Perlman Republican NY-14 November 2, 1920 March 4, 1927 Lost reelection[69]
  Lester D. Volk Republican NY-10 November 2, 1920 March 4, 1923 Retired[70]
  Martin C. Ansorge Republican NY-21 March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection[71]
  Benjamin L. Rosenbloom Republican WV-01 March 4, 1921 March 4, 1925 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for United States Senate[72]
  Albert B. Rossdale Republican NY-23 March 4, 1921 March 4, 1923 Lost reelection[73]
  Sol Bloom Democratic NY-19
(from 1923)
NY-20
(from 1945)
January 30, 1923 March 7, 1949 Died in office[74]
  Emanuel Celler Democratic NY (several) March 4, 1923 January 3, 1973 Lost renomination[75]
  Samuel Dickstein Democratic NY-12
(from 1923)
NY-19
(from 1945)
March 4, 1923 December 30, 1945 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court[76]
  Meyer Jacobstein Democratic NY-38 March 4, 1923 March 4, 1929 Retired[77]
  Benjamin M. Golder Republican PA-04 March 4, 1925 March 4, 1933 Lost reelection[78]
  Florence Prag Kahn Republican CA-04 March 4, 1925 January 3, 1937 Lost reelection[79]
  William W. Cohen Democratic NY-17 March 4, 1927 March 4, 1929 Retired[80]
  William I. Sirovich Democratic NY-14 March 4, 1927 December 17, 1939 Died in office[81]
  Henry Ellenbogen Democratic PA-33 March 4, 1933 January 3, 1938 Resigned to take seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to which he had been elected[82]
  Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic CT-01 March 4, 1933 January 3, 1939 Lost reelection[83]
January 3, 1941 January 3, 1943 Lost reelection[83]
January 3, 1945 January 3, 1947 Lost reelection[83]
  Theodore A. Peyser Democratic NY-17 March 4, 1933 August 8, 1937 Died in office[84]
  William M. Citron Democratic CT-AL January 3, 1935 January 3, 1939 Lost reelection[85]
  Leon Sacks Democratic PA-01 January 3, 1937 January 3, 1943 Lost reelection[86]
  Morris Michael Edelstein Democratic NY-14 February 6, 1940 June 4, 1941 Died in office[87]
  Samuel A. Weiss Democratic PA (several) January 3, 1941 January 7, 1946 Resigned to take seat on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas to which he had been elected[88]
  Arthur George Klein Democratic NY-14 July 29, 1941 January 3, 1945 Retired[89]
NY-19 February 19, 1946 December 31, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court to which he had been elected[89]
  Daniel Ellison Republican MD-04 January 3, 1943 January 3, 1945 Lost reelection[90]
  Benjamin J. Rabin Democratic NY-24 January 3, 1945 December 31, 1947 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court to which he had been elected[91]
  Leo F. Rayfiel Democratic NY-14 January 3, 1945 September 13, 1947 Resigned to take seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to which he had been appointed and confirmed[92]
  Jacob K. Javits Republican NY-21 January 3, 1947 December 31, 1954 Resigned to become New York Attorney General[10]
  Abraham J. Multer Democratic NY-14
(from 1947)
NY-13
(from 1953)
November 4, 1947 December 31, 1967 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court to which he had been elected[93]
  Leo Isacson American Labor NY-24 February 17, 1948 January 3, 1949 Lost reelection[94]
  Earl Chudoff Democratic PA-04 January 3, 1949 January 5, 1958 Resigned to take seat on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas to which he had been elected[95]
  Isidore Dollinger Democratic NY-26 January 3, 1949 December 31, 1959 Resigned to become Bronx County District Attorney[96]
  Abraham A. Ribicoff Democratic CT-01 January 3, 1949 January 3, 1953 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[12]
  Sidney R. Yates Democratic IL-09 January 3, 1949 January 3, 1963 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[97]
January 3, 1965 January 3, 1999 Retired[97]
  Leonard Irving Democratic MO-04 January 3, 1949 January 3, 1953 Lost renomination[98]
  Louis B. Heller Democratic NY-07
(from 1949)
NY-08
(from 1953)
February 15, 1949 July 21, 1954 Resigned to take seat on the New York Court of Special Sessions.[99]
  Sidney A. Fine Democratic NY-23
(from 1951)
NY-22
(from 1953)
January 3, 1951 January 2, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court[100]
  Samuel Friedel Democratic MD-07 January 3, 1953 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination[101]
  Lester Holtzman Democratic NY-06 January 3, 1953 December 31, 1961 Resigned to take seat on the New York Supreme Court to which he had been elected[102]
  Irwin D. Davidson Democratic NY-20 January 3, 1955 December 31, 1956 Resigned to take seat on the New York Court of General Sessions.[103]
  Herbert Zelenko Democratic NY-21 January 3, 1955 January 3, 1963 Lost renomination[104]
  Leonard Farbstein Democratic NY-19 January 3, 1957 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination[105]
  Ludwig Teller Democratic NY-20 January 3, 1957 January 3, 1961 Lost renomination[106]
  Seymour Halpern Republican NY-04
(from 1959)
NY-06
(from 1963)
January 3, 1959 January 3, 1973 Retired[107]
  Herman Toll Democratic PA-06
(from 1959)
PA-04
(from 1963)
January 3, 1959 January 3, 1967 Retired[108]
  Jacob H. Gilbert Democratic NY-23
(from 1960)
NY-22
(from 1963)
March 8, 1960 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination[109]
  Charles Samuel Joelson Democratic NJ-08 January 3, 1961 September 4, 1969 Resigned to take seat on the New Jersey Superior Court to which he had been appointed[110]
  Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic NY (several) February 20, 1962 January 4, 1983 Died in office[111]
  Richard Ottinger Democratic NY-25 January 3, 1965 January 3, 1971 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[112]
NY-24
(from 1975)
NY-20
(from 1983)
January 3, 1975 January 3, 1985 Retired[112]
  Joseph Y. Resnick Democratic NY-28 January 3, 1965 January 3, 1969 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for United States Senate[113]
  James H. Scheuer Democratic NY-21 January 3, 1965 January 3, 1973 Lost renomination[114]
NY-11 January 3, 1975 January 3, 1983 Redistricted[114]
NY-08 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired[114]
  Herbert Tenzer Democratic NY-05 January 3, 1965 January 3, 1969 Retired[115]
  Lester L. Wolff Democratic NY-03
(from 1965)
NY-06
(from 1973)
January 3, 1965 January 3, 1981 Lost reelection[116]
  Joshua Eilberg Democratic PA-04 January 3, 1967 January 3, 1979 Lost reelection[117]
  Sam Steiger Republican AZ-03 January 3, 1967 January 3, 1977 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[118]
  Bertram L. Podell Democratic NY-13 February 20, 1968 January 3, 1975 Lost renomination[119]
  Ed Koch Democratic NY-17
(from 1969)
NY-18
(from 1973)
January 3, 1969 December 31, 1977 Resigned to become Mayor of New York City[120]
  Allard K. Lowenstein Democratic NY-05 January 3, 1969 January 3, 1971 Lost reelection[121]
  Abner J. Mikva Democratic IL-02 January 3, 1969 January 3, 1973 Lost reelection[122]
IL-10 January 3, 1975 September 26, 1979 Resigned to take seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to which he had been appoined and confirmed[122]
  Bella Abzug Democratic NY-19
(from 1971)
NY-20
(from 1973)
January 3, 1971 January 3, 1977 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate[123]
  Benjamin Gilman Republican NY (several) January 3, 1973 January 3, 2003 Retired[124]
  Elizabeth Holtzman Democratic NY-16 January 3, 1973 January 3, 1981 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[125]
  William Lehman Democratic FL-13
(from 1973)
FL-17
(from 1983)
January 3, 1973 January 3, 1993 Retired[126]
  Edward Mezvinsky Democratic IA-01 January 3, 1973 January 3, 1977 Lost reelection[127]
  William Cohen Republican ME-2 January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Retired to run for United States Senate[2][128]
  Bill Gradison Republican OH-01
(from 1975)
OH-02
(from 1983)
January 3, 1975 January 31, 1993 Resigned[129]
  John Hans Krebs Democratic CA-17 January 3, 1975 January 3, 1979 Lost reelection[130]
  Elliott H. Levitas Democratic GA-04 January 3, 1975 January 3, 1985 Lost reelection[131]
  Fred Richmond Democratic NY-14 January 3, 1975 August 25, 1982 Resigned[132]
  Stephen Solarz Democratic NY-13 January 3, 1975 January 3, 1993 Lost renomination[133]
  Gladys Spellman Democratic MD-05 January 3, 1975 February 24, 1981 Seat declared vacant after suffering a debilitating heart attack and becoming comatose[134]
  Henry Waxman Democratic CA (several) January 3, 1975 January 3, 2015 Retired[135]
  Anthony Beilenson Democratic CA-23
(from 1977)
CA-24
(from 1993)
January 3, 1977 January 3, 1997 Retired[136]
  Mickey Edwards Republican OK-05 January 3, 1977 January 3, 1993 Lost renomination[137]
  Dan Glickman Democratic KS-04 January 3, 1977 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[138]
  Marc L. Marks Republican PA-24 January 3, 1977 January 3, 1983 Retired[139]
  Ted Weiss Democratic NY-20
(from 1977)
NY-17
(from 1983)
January 3, 1977 September 14, 1992 Died in office[140]
  Bill Green Republican NY-18
(from 1978)
NY-15
(from 1983)
February 14, 1978 January 3, 1993 Lost reelection[141]
  Martin Frost Democratic TX-24 January 3, 1979 January 3, 2005 Lost reelection[142]
  Ken Kramer Republican CO-05 January 3, 1979 January 3, 1987 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[143]
  Howard Wolpe Democratic MI-03 January 3, 1979 January 3, 1993 Retired[144]
  Bobbi Fiedler Republican CA-21 January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for the United States Senate[145]
  Barney Frank Democratic MA-04 January 3, 1981 January 3, 2013 Retired[146]
  Sam Gejdenson Democratic CT-02 January 3, 1981 January 3, 2001 Lost reelection[147]
  Tom Lantos Democratic CA-11
(from 1981)
CA-12
(from 1993)
January 3, 1981 February 11, 2008 Died in office. The only Holocaust survivor to have served in the United States Congress.[148]
  Chuck Schumer Democratic NY (several) January 3, 1981 January 3, 1999 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate[29]
  Bob Shamansky Democratic OH-12 January 3, 1981 January 3, 1983 Lost reelection[149]
  Ron Wyden Democratic OR-03 January 3, 1981 February 5, 1996 Resigned after being elected to the United States Senate[28]
  Howard Berman Democratic CA-26
(from 1983)
CA-28
(from 2003)
January 3, 1983 January 3, 2013 Lost reelection[150]
  Barbara Boxer Democratic CA-06 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate[26]
  Ben Erdreich Democratic AL-06 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Lost reelection[151]
  Sander Levin Democratic MI (several) January 3, 1983 January 3, 2019 Retired[152]
  Mel Levine Democratic CA-27 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate[153]
  Norman Sisisky Democratic VA-04 January 3, 1983 March 29, 2001 Died in office[154]
  Lawrence J. Smith Democratic FL-16 January 3, 1983 January 3, 1993 Retired[155]
  Gary Ackerman Democratic NY-07
(from 1983)
NY-05
(from 1993)
March 1, 1983 January 3, 2013 Retired[156]
  Sala Burton Democratic CA-05 June 21, 1983 February 1, 1987 Died in office[157]
  John Miller Republican WA-01 January 3, 1985 January 3, 1993 Retired[158]
  Ben Cardin Democratic MD-03 January 3, 1987 January 3, 2007 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate[31]
  Eliot Engel Democratic NY (several) January 3, 1989 January 3, 2021 Lost renomination[159]
  Nita Lowey Democratic NY (several) January 3, 1989 January 3, 2021 Retired[160]
  Steven Schiff Republican NM-01 January 3, 1989 March 25, 1998 Died in office[161]
  Bernie Sanders Independent VT-AL January 3, 1991 January 3, 2007 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate[32]
  Dick Zimmer Republican NJ-12 January 3, 1991 January 3, 1997 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[162]
  Jerrold Nadler Democratic NY (several) November 3, 1992 Incumbent[163]
  Sam Coppersmith Democratic AZ-01 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[164]
  Peter Deutsch Democratic FL-20 January 3, 1993 January 3, 2005 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the United States Senate[165]
  Bob Filner Democratic CA-50
(from 1993)
CA-51
(from 2003)
January 3, 1993 December 3, 2012 Resigned to become Mayor of San Diego[166]
  Eric Fingerhut Democratic OH-19 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[167]
  Daniel Hamburg Democratic CA-01 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[168]
  Jane Harman Democratic CA-36 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1999 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California[169]
January 3, 2001 February 28, 2011 Resigned to head the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars[169]
  Herb Klein Democratic NJ-08 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[170]
  David A. Levy Republican NY-04 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost renomination[171]
  Marjorie Margolies Democratic PA-13 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[172]
  Lynn Schenk Democratic CA-49 January 3, 1993 January 3, 1995 Lost reelection[173]
  Jon D. Fox Republican PA-13 January 3, 1995 January 3, 1999 Lost reelection[174]
  Steve Rothman Democratic NJ-09 January 3, 1997 January 3, 2013 Lost renomination[175]
  Brad Sherman Democratic CA (several) January 3, 1997 Incumbent [176]
  Robert Wexler Democratic FL-19 January 3, 1997 January 3, 2010 Resigned[177]
  Shelley Berkley Democratic NV-01 January 3, 1999 January 3, 2013 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[178]
  Jan Schakowsky Democratic IL-09 January 3, 1999 Incumbent [179]
  Anthony Weiner Democratic NY-09 January 3, 1999 June 21, 2011 Resigned[180]
  Eric Cantor Republican VA-07 January 3, 2001 August 18, 2014 Resigned after having lost renomination.
First Jewish House Majority Leader[181]
  Susan Davis Democratic CA-51
(from 2001)
CA-53
(from 2003)
January 3, 2001 January 3, 2021 Retired[182]
  Steve Israel Democratic NY-02
(from 2001)
NY-03
(from 2013)
January 3, 2001 January 3, 2017 Retired[183]
  Adam Schiff Democratic CA (several) January 3, 2001 Incumbent [184]
  Rahm Emanuel Democratic IL-05 January 3, 2003 January 2, 2009 Resigned to become White House Chief of Staff[185]
  Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic FL-20
(from 2005)
FL-23
(from 2013)
January 3, 2005 Incumbent [186]
  Allyson Schwartz Democratic PA-13 January 3, 2005 January 3, 2015 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Pennsylvania[187]
  Steve Cohen Democratic TN-09 January 3, 2007 Incumbent [188]
  Gabby Giffords Democratic AZ-08 January 3, 2007 January 25, 2012 Resigned to recover from the assassination attempt on her life in 2011.[189]
  Paul Hodes Democratic NH-02 January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the United States Senate[190]
  Steve Kagen Democratic WI-08 January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection[191]
  Ron Klein Democratic FL-22 January 3, 2007 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection[192]
  John Yarmuth Democratic KY-03 January 3, 2007 Incumbent [193]
  John Adler Democratic NJ-03 January 3, 2009 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection[194]
  Jason Chaffetz Republican UT-03 January 3, 2009 June 30, 2017 Resigned[b]
  Alan Grayson Democratic FL-08 January 3, 2009 January 3, 2011 Lost reelection[195]
FL-09 January 3, 2013 January 3, 2017 Retired to run unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination to the United States Senate[195]
  Jared Polis Democratic CO-02 January 3, 2009 January 3, 2019 Retired to run successfully for Governor of Colorado[196]
  Ted Deutch Democratic FL (several) April 13, 2010 Incumbent [197]
  David Cicilline Democratic RI-01 January 3, 2011 Incumbent [198]
  Suzanne Bonamici Democratic OR-01 January 31, 2012 Incumbent [199]
  Lois Frankel Democratic FL-22
(from 2013)
FL-21
(from 2017)
January 3, 2013 Incumbent [200]
  Alan Lowenthal Democratic CA-47 January 3, 2013 Incumbent [201]
  Brad Schneider Democratic IL-10 January 3, 2013 January 3, 2015 Lost reelection[202]
January 3, 2017 Incumbent [202]
  Lee Zeldin Republican NY-01 January 3, 2015 Incumbent [203]
  Josh Gottheimer Democratic NJ-05 January 3, 2017 Incumbent [204]
  David Kustoff Republican TN-08 January 3, 2017 Incumbent [202]
  Jamie Raskin Democratic MD-08 January 3, 2017 Incumbent [205]
  Jacky Rosen Democratic NV-03 January 3, 2017 January 3, 2019 Retired to run successfully for the United States Senate[37]
  Susan Wild Democratic PA-15
(from 2018)
PA-07
(from 2019)
November 27, 2018 Incumbent [206]
  Andy Levin Democratic MI-09 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [207]
  Mike Levin[c] Democratic CA-49 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [209]
  Elaine Luria Democratic VA-02 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [210]
  Dean Phillips Democratic (DFL) MN-03 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [211]
  Max Rose Democratic NY-11 January 3, 2019 January 3, 2021 Lost reelection[212]
  Kim Schrier Democratic WA-08 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [213]
  Elissa Slotkin Democratic MI-08 January 3, 2019 Incumbent [214]
  Jake Auchincloss Democratic MA-04 January 3, 2021 Incumbent [215]
  Sara Jacobs Democratic CA-53 January 3, 2021 Incumbent [215]
  Kathy Manning Democratic NC-06 January 3, 2021 Incumbent [215]

Territorial delegatesEdit

Delegate Party Territory Term Notes
Start End
  David Levy Yulee[a] Democratic Florida March 4, 1841 March 3, 1845 Office eliminated when Territory of Florida was admitted to the Union as the State of Florida[2]

Elected to the House of Representatives, but not seatedEdit

Representative Party District Year elected Notes
  Samuel Marx Democratic NY-19 1922 Not seated due to death prior to start of term[216]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Born (and raised) Jewish, but converted to Episcopalianism in his mid-to-late 30s while serving as a U.S. Senator.[1]
  2. ^ Raised Jewish from birth by his Jewish father, but later converted to Mormonism (see Solomon, Daniel J. (January 13, 2017). "Meet Jason Chaffetz, the Mormon Congressman Who Converted From Judaism". The Forward.)
  3. ^ With a Jewish father and Catholic mother, he was baptized as a Catholic but "was raised with both the Catholic faith and also the Jewish faith."[208]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allman, T.D. (2013). Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State. Atlantic Monthly Press. ISBN 9780802120762.
  2. ^ a b c d e Stone, Kurt F. (2011). The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members. p. 3. ISBN 9780810857315.
  3. ^ Stone (2011), p. 15
  4. ^ Stone (2011), p. 35
  5. ^ Stone (2011), p. 60
  6. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 46
  7. ^ Stone (2011), p. 78
  8. ^ Stone (2011), p. 182
  9. ^ Stone (2011), p. 206
  10. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 160
  11. ^ Stone (2011), p. 210
  12. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 167
  13. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 281
  14. ^ Stone (2011), p. 267
  15. ^ Stone (2011), p. 348
  16. ^ Stone (2011), p. 328
  17. ^ Stone (2011), p. 340
  18. ^ Stone (2011), p. 350
  19. ^ Stone (2011), p. 401
  20. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 431
  21. ^ Stone (2011), p. 441
  22. ^ Stone (2011), p. 469
  23. ^ Stone (2011), p. 451
  24. ^ Stone (2011), p. 473
  25. ^ Stone (2011), p. 505
  26. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 415
  27. ^ Stone (2011), p. 499
  28. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 395
  29. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 385
  30. ^ Stone (2011), p. 572
  31. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 447
  32. ^ a b Stone (2011), p. 483
  33. ^ Stone (2011), p. 619
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