Elected official, Government employees
(excluding military personnel)
in the Documenting Maine Jewry database

DMJ takes a wide definition of a Jewish industry - as an industry with a significant number of Jewish owners, managers or workers.

years shown are ones which the person was known
to be engaged in that industry

Occupational titles are as provided by the source; odd sounding titles are most likely those recorded by census takers

Albert ("Jim") Abrahamson z"l   GOVERNMENT SERVICE 1934 - 1941 Ben Band
   Director 1935 - 1939 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
   Executive Director 1942 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Linda Abromson z"l   MAYOR Portland - City Council 1982-1983 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Edward L Allen z"l   COORDINATOR Maine Department of Health and Welfare Edward Allen's obituary
Jacob H Berman z"l   US COMMISSIONER FOR MAINE 1925 - 1929 Ben Band
Nathan Bloom z"l   EMPLOYEE Maine State Highway Commission 1955 1955 Zelch
Boris Blumenthal z"l   CARRIER WITH POST OFFICE 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
Esther Clenott z"l   MAYOR City of Portland 1989-1990 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
 
George M Coen   GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE 1935 HainesMarriageRecords
Herman Cohen   US IMMIGRATION SERVICE 1930 1930PortlandCityDirectory
James Irvin Cohen   MAYOR City of Portland 2005- 2006 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Sidney Cox   EMPLOYEE OF U S Treasury George Alan Perry (email of 30 Jan 2011)
Eliot R Cutler   LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT AND CLERK Office of Senator Ed Muskie Interview of Eliot Cutler (Mitchell Collection, Bowdoin)
   senior staff White House - OMB Carter Administration Interview of Eliot Cutler (Mitchell Collection, Bowdoin)
Rebecca Freidman   KEEPER - STATE LIBRARY 1930 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Herman S Gerrish z"l   CHAIR 1936 The Universal Jewish Enclyopedia - on line
   Chair U.S.l District Court for the District of Maine 1936 The Universal Jewish Enclyopedia - on line
Harris Gleckman   SENIOR STAFF UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2000-2002 self
   Head of NY Office United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 2003 - 2005 self
Marion J Goldberg   STENOGRAPHER - STATE HOUSE 1930 1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
Jerry Gotlieb   ENGINEER Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 1964 to 1968 Jerry Gotlieb (2018)
Harris Meyer Isaacson z"l   ELECTED Lewiston School Board 1930 Story of the Jews in Lewiston and Auburn
Louis Kaplan z"l   TAX ASSESSOR 1901 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Bennet David Katz   STATE SENATOR Maine State Senate 1969-1970 / 1979 - 1980 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett_Katz
Roger Att Katz   MAYOR City of Augusta, ME 2006-2010 Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Katz
   State Senator Maine State Senate 2010 - to date (2017) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Katz
Solomon Kessler z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN U.S. Postal Service retired in 1984 Sherri Quint (2018)
Eva Lelansky   STENOGRAPHER - WAR DEPT. 1920 1920LewistonCensus
Harvey S NASECK z"l   SOCIAL WORKER State of Maine Until 1996 Retired after 30 years Rebecca Labbe (2014)
Max Louis Pinansky z"l   MEMBER Portland School Board (now 1124) 1932 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
   Senator Maine State Senate 1934 - 1936 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Celia Povich z"l   TITLE NOT KNOWN US Coast Guard 1997 Povich Family biography in Risen, Jewels of Maine
Kenneth J. Robinson   CAREER U. S. FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICER U. S. Department of State Betsy Bertuzzi (2016)
Lena M Rubinoff z"l   CANDIDATE Lewiston School Board 1930 first Lewiston Jewish woman to seek a political office Story of the Jews in Lewiston and Auburn
Martin J Shultz   TITLE NOT KNOWN 1955 1955 Zelch
Isadore K Silverman z"l   HYDRAULIC AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Bureau of Reclamation 1933 Sherri Quint (2018)
Edward Stern z"l   STATE SENATOR BethIsraelBangor100
Ethan Strimling   MAYOR City of Portland 2015 - to date (2017) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Harry Taylor z"l   MEMBER Maine House of Representatives 1904 - 1906 The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
William B Troubh z"l   MAYOR City of Portland 1974 - 1975 / 1983-1984 two terms Troubh Heisler website (2017) / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Graham Watt   PORTLAND CITY MAJOR Jewish Home for the Aged / Moshav Zekeinim 1962 Jewish Home Cornerstone Ceremony

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