David Levy Yulee

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Birthday
12, 1810
Birthplace
Virgin Islands
Death Date
Oct 10, 1886 (76)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1810
Birthplace
Virgin Islands
Death Date
Oct 10, 1886 (76)

About

American politician and member of the Democratic party who represented Florida in the Senate from 1845 to 1851. He was notably the first Jewish member of the U.S. Senate.

Before Fame

He moved from the Virgin Islands to Florida when he was a child.

Trivia

After Civil War was declared he withdrew from the Senate and became a member of the Confederate Congress.

Family Life

He married Nannie C. Wickliffe in 1846.

Associated With

His senatorship led the way for other Jewish Senators including Carl Levin.