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KAHN, Julius

KAHN, Julius
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1861–1924

Biography

KAHN, Julius, (husband of Florence Prag Kahn), a Representative from California; born in Kuppenheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, February 28, 1861; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in California in 1866; attended the public schools of San Francisco; followed the theatrical profession for ten years; returned to San Francisco in 1890; studied law; member of the State assembly in 1892; was admitted to the bar in January 1894 and commenced practice in San Francisco; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1903); unsuccessfully contested the election of Edward J. Livernash to the Fifty-eighth Congress; elected to the Fifty-ninth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1905, until his death; chairman, Committee on Military Affairs (Sixty-sixth through Sixty-eighth Congresses); had been reelected to the Sixty-ninth Congress; died in San Francisco, Calif., December 18, 1924; interment in the Home of Peace Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Berkeley Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In Julius and Florence (Prag) Kahn papers, 1852-1948, 1.5 linear feet. The collection contains documents, photographs, drawings, speeches, biographical information, and articles about Julius and Florence Kahn. A finding aid is available online. The collection had previously been at the Western Jewish History Center.
Papers: In the letters of California congressman concerning the passage of the Telepost bill, [1909-1910], 1 portfolio. Collection includes a letter from Julius Kahn.
Papers: In the Rachel Bubes correspondence and telegram, 1923-1924, 1 folder. The papers include a letter and telegram from Congressman Julius Kahn.
Papers: Letter, May 24, 1918, 1 page. Letter from Julius Kahn to J.W. Raphael of "The Call."
Papers: In the Frederick Smith Stratton papers, circa 1886-1917, 15.25 cubic feet. Correspondents include Julius Kahn.
Papers: In the Western Jewish History Center, Zionism in the San Francisco Bay Area records, approximately 1900-1991, 0.25 linear foot. Correspondents include Julius Kahn.

California Historical Society
North Baker Research Library

San Francisco, CA
Papers: Letter, December 2, 1905, 1 page. Letter to W.C. Burnett from Julius Kahn concerning two pension claims before the Committee on Pensions.

Judah L. Magnes Museum
Western Jewish History Center

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Rachel Bubes correspondence and telegram, 1923-1924, 1 folder. Collection includes letter and telegram from Julius Kahn.
Papers: In the collection of the Western Jewish History Center Zionism in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1899-2005, 50 items. Correspondents include Julius Kahn.

New York Public Library
Archives and Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1888, 1 portfolio. The portfolio consists of two letters concerning theater matters written by 27 year-old actor Julius Kahn to his lodge brother MacKay, whose full name is not known. Kahn writes of his association with actor/manager Joseph Jefferson, and tells anecdotes of Jefferson's generosity and kindness, which he contrasts with other managers under whom he has worked.
Papers: In the Bernard A. Reinold papers, 1893-1924, 1 portfolio. Correspondents include Julius Kahn.

New York State Archives

Albany, NY
Oral History: In the college history collection [College of Environmental Science and Forestry], 1915-1985, 6 cubic feet. The collection includes an oral history with Julius Kahn prepared for the college's 75th anniversary.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Boxerman, Alan. "Kahn of California." California Historical Quarterly 55 (Winter 1976): 340-51.

United States. 68th Congress, 2d session, 1924-1925. House. Julius Kahn. Memorial address delivered in the House of Representatives of the United States in memory of Julius Kahn, late a Representative of California. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1925.

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