New U.S. Congress to Have 12 Jewish Members; Javits Succeeds Lehman

An analysis of election results today indicated that twelve Jews will serve in the new Congress, the majority having served previously.

Jacob K. Javit’s, New York Republican, won the Senate seat vacated by Sen. Herbert H. Lehman, Democrat, who did not run for re-election. Mr. Javits is Attorney General of New York State. He served in Congress for several years and was particularly noted a is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Sen. Richard Neuberger, Oregon Democrat, elected in 1954, continues in office as a Senator of Jewish faith.

In the House at least two new members of Jewish religion were elected. One is Ludwig Teller, New York City Democrat with a distinguished academic and legal background, who will fill the seat vacated by Rep. Irwin Davidson. The other is Assemblyman Leonard Farbstein who won the seat left open by Rep. Arthur G. Klein. Both are New York City Democrats. Davidson, Klein, and Sidney Fine, another New York Congressman, left Congress to take positions on courts. Mr. Davidson becomes a judge of General Sessions Court while Mr. Klein and Fine will serve on the New York State Supreme Court.

Other Jews re-elected are Chairman Emanuel Celler of the House-Judiciary Committee, Lester Holtzman, Abraham J. Multer, Herbert Zelenko, and Isidore Dollinger–all New York Democrats. Sidney Yates, of Chicago was re-elected, as were Earl Chudoff, Philadelphia, and Samuel N. Friedl, Baltimore. These three, also, are Democrats.

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