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Jacob Bear Himmelstein

Jacob Bear Himmelstein, American accountant. Registered investment advisor.


  • Himmelstein, Jacob Bear was born on February 15, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry E. and Sarah (Frank) Himmelstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1951. Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1952.


    • Owner, manager laundry stores, Philadelphia, 1958-1961. Auditor Auditor General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1962-1966, School District Philadelphia, 1967-1968. Principal Jacob B. Himmelstein, Norristown, Pennsylvania, since 1968.

      Co-chairman The Pennsylvania Fair Tax Coalition.

    Major achievements

    • Registered investment advisor.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Democratic candidate to Pennsylvania State Sen., Montgomery County, 1968, to the United States House Representatives, 1970, to Montgomery County Commission, 1971. Chairman advisory committee Henry George School Social Science, Philadelphia, since 1975. Treasurer Henry Gevrat Foundation of America.

    Member National Society Public Accountants, Pennsylvania Society Public Accountants, National Association Enrolled Agents, Pennsylvania Association Enrolled Agents, International Association Finance Planners.



    Teaching, writing, speaking, lobbying, advocating land value taxes.


    • Married Rachel F. Friedman, August 28, 1961. 1 child, Benjamin.
    • father: Harry E. Himmelstein
    • mother: Sarah (Frank) Himmelstein
    • spouse: Rachel F. Friedman
    • child: Benjamin Himmelstein
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    • 1951
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1952
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1962 - 1966
      auditor, Auditor General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      auditor, Auditor General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    • 1968
      principal Jacob B. Himmelstein
      Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States