87-year Old Jew Elected Tennessee Judge for 7th Term

Jacob Levine, 87 years of age and a long time resident of Nashville, Tennessee’s capital, has just entered upon his seventh six-year term as a member of the county court of Davidson County, the county in which Nashville is located. Mr. Levine, who is familiarly known as “Squire Jake,” has the distinction of having served as a member of the Davidson County court longer than any other man in the county. He was first elected magistrate in 1894 and has been a winner in every election since that time at the expiration of his terms.

Re-elected in August for the seventh term, Mr. Levine took the oath of office early in September, the occasion being attended with much ceremony. He has served under four county judges and has been a member of a number of the court’s most important committees and a leader in many forward movements, including an equitable tax rate for the county and the establishment of charitable and welfare institutions.

Mr. Levine also has the distinction of being the last surviving member of the original B’nai B’rith organization in Nashville.

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