Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives

Title

Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives

Description

Many people are not aware that Isidor Straus (1845-1912) served in the House of Representatives during the second Cleveland administration. Although he never aspired to public office, Isidor felt it was his civic duty to serve when called.

Isidor devoted full attention to his mercantile career. When away from the store, he considered it recreation to read about currency, banking and tariff matters from his extensive home library. And so, Isidor was fully prepared for the matters under consideration in the House; tariff reform, the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchasing Act and regulation of the railroads through the Interstate Commerce Commission when he was prevailed upon to run for the unexpired seat of Democrat Ashbel P. Fitch, representative of the Fifteenth Congressional District.

Creator

The Straus Historical Society

Date

1894

Source

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Relation

Links:

Adler, Joan. “Many Waters Cannot Quench Love – Neither Can the Floods Drown it” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 2 (New York: August 1995); pp. 3-8.

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“Hon. Isidor Straus, House of Representatives: 1894-1895” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 4 No. 1 (New York: August 2002); pp. 1-8.

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Rights

Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives

Source: The Straus Historical Society

Publisher

The Straus Historical Society

Contributor

The Straus Historical Society

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Isidor Straus, Straus Family, House of Representatives, Grover Cleveland, Mercantilism, Railroads

Coverage

Historic

Files

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Reference

The Straus Historical Society, Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives, The Straus Historical Society, 1894

Cite As

The Straus Historical Society, “Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed January 21, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/502.