Emanuel B. Hart

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E. B. Hart, Congressman from New York

Emanuel Bernard Hart (October 27, 1809 – August 29, 1897) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, Hart attended the public schools and prepared for college. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as a colonel in the militia. He served as a member of the board of aldermen in 1845.

Hart was elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second Congress (March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853). He was appointed by President Buchanan surveyor of the port of New York and served from 1857 to 1861. He served as member of the city board of assessors. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and practiced. He served as president of Mount Sinai Hospital 1870-1876. He served as commissioner of immigration 1870-1873. Excise commissioner in 1879. Treasurer of the Society for the Relief of Poor Hebrews. He died in New York City August 29, 1897. He was interred in Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

Hart was New York's first Jewish congressman.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stone, Kurt F. "The Jews of Capitol Hill: A Compendium of Jewish Congressional Members, (2011). Pages 13–14. ISBN 9780810857315.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jonas P. Phoenix
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Hiram Walbridge