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Jacob K. Javits

AKA Jacob Koppel Javits

Born: 18-Mar-1904
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 7-Mar-1986
Location of death: West Palm Beach, FL
Cause of death: Lou Gehrig's Disease
Remains: Buried, Linden Hill Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from New York, 1957-81

Military service: US Army (Chemical Warfare Service, 1941-44)


[1] After losing the 1980 New York Republican Senate primary to Al D'Amato, Javits ran as an independent candidate on the Liberal party ticket, but lost.

Wife: Marion Ann Borris Javits (three children)
Son: Joshua
Daughter: Carla
Daughter: Joy

    High School: George Washington High School, New York City, NY
    University: Columbia University (night school)
    Law School: JD, New York University Law School (1926)
    Professor: Public Affairs, School of International Affairs, Columbia University (adjunct)

    US Senator, New York (1957-81)
    Attorney General of New York (1954-57)
    US Congressman, New York (1947-54)
    American Legion
    Amvets
    Association of the Bar of the City of New York 1927
    Council on Foreign Relations
    United World Federalists
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1983
    Traveled to the USSR Jun-1975

Author of books:
Javits: The Autobiography of a Public Man (1981, memoir)


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