Frank Lautenber

'A Custodian Of The Jewish People'

The son of poor immigrants, Sen. Frank Lautenburg remembered as a giant of liberal and Jewish causes, and critical advocate for Soviet emigrés.

06/04/2013
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About a dozen years ago, Frank Lautenberg, then the senior U.S. senator from New Jersey, was invited to serve as keynote speaker at a naturalization ceremony for new citizens that New Jersey’s Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest was hosting.

Retiring from the Senate in 2001 was a "big mistake," Lautenberg said. He was re-elected the following year. Getty Images
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