This Day in Jewish History 1860: First Jewish Member of House of Representatives Dies in Hospital for Insane

Lewis Charles Levin was infamous for his vehemently anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant stance.

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Lewis Charles Levin, the first Jew to serve as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, died on March 14, 1860 – several years after being committed to the Pennsylvania Hospital for the Insane. He was...