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Lawyer , United States Senator

Jacob Koppel Javits, United States senator, lawyer. Bar: New York 1927. Decorated Legion of Merit; awarded Presidential medal of Freedom, 1983.


Javits, Jacob Koppel was born on May 18, 1904 in New York City. Son of Morris and Ida (Littman) Javits.


Bachelor of Laws, New York University, 1926. 37 honorary degrees.


Private practice, New York City, from 1927. Member 80th-83d congresses 21st New York District. District attorney general New York, 1955-1957.

United States senator New York, 1957-1980. Ranking minority member Labor and Human Resources Committee, Joint Economic Committee, member Foreign Relations Committee, Government Affairs Com. Member firm Javits, Trubin, Sillcocks and Edelman, New York City, 1958-1971.

Of counsel Trubin, Sillcocks, Edelman and Knapp, from 1981. Adjunct professor public affairs Columbia University, New York City, from 1981. Adjunct professor State University of New York-StonyBrook, from 1982.

Chairman Northern Atlantic Assembly's Political Committee, Committee of Nine, Parliamentarian's Committee for Less Developed Nations. United States delegate to 25th anniversary United Nations General Assembly, 1970. Member National Commission Marijuana and Drug Abuse, 1971-1973.

Lecturer on economic and political subjects.


  • Bar: New York 1927.


Commissioned major United States Army, 1942. Assistant to chief of operations in C.W.S. Served in European Theatre of Operations and PTO, 1942-1945.

Discharged as lieutenant colonel. Colonel chemical warfare New York Neuropsychology Group. Member American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets, Jewish War Veterans, American Veterans Committee, City Athletic Club, Harmonie Club (New York ).

Capitol Hill Club (Washington).


Married Marian Ann Borris, November 30, 1947. Children: Joy D., Joshua M., Carla I.

Morris Javits

Ida (Littman) Javits

Marian Ann Borris

Joy D. Javits

Joshua M. Javits

Carla I. Javits