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Frank Lautenberg, Dead at 89, Recalled as Jewish Senator Who Never Ran as One

posted on June 4, 2013

“Frank Lautenberg, the U.S. Senate’s oldest sitting senator and a former longtime Jewish community activist, died Monday morning at 89,” report Josh Nathan-Kazis and Nathan Guttman of The Jewish Daily Forward. They write, “Though identifiably Jewish, and active throughout his life in Jewish causes, Lautenberg’s political achievements were largely not in areas of particular Jewish interest. At times, particularly early in his Senate career, he seemed to take pains not to be reduced to being simply a Jewish senator.” 

Read at The Jewish Daily Forward