American lawyer and politician; born in Germany Dec. 16, 1825. In 1832 his parents emigrated to the United States and settled in Pottsville, Pa. He studied law, and after he had been admitted to the bar founded (1848) the "North American Farmer," which was published in Philadelphia. In 1852 he resigned his position as editor and established himself as a lawyer in Philadelphia. Ten years later he was elected a member of the Thirty-eighth Congress from the tenth congressional district of Pennsylvania; he was elected also to the Thirty-ninth Congress, and served until 1867.

  • Allg. Zeit. des Jud. 1868, p. 346;
  • Morais, The Jews of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 1894;
  • American Jewish Year Book, 5661 (1900-1), p. 523.
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