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     Greater Portland
Abraham V "Abe" Benjamen z"l  United States Postal Service   Sherri Quint (2018)
     Lewiston Auburn area
Lena M Rubinoff z"l  Lewiston School Board 1930 first Lewiston Jewish woman to seek a political office   Story of the Jews in Lewiston and Auburn
canvasser - city
Samuel 'Sam' Scolnik   1920   1920LewistonCensus
Career U. S. foreign service officer
     Greater Portland
Kenneth J. Robinson  U. S. Department of State   Betsy Bertuzzi (2016)
Manuel Berenson   1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
carrier with Post Office
Boris "Benjamin" Blumenthal z"l   1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory
Herman S Gerrish z"l  U.S.l District Court for the District of Maine 1936   The Universal Jewish Enclyopedia - on line
Herman S Gerrish z"l   1936   The Universal Jewish Enclyopedia - on line
     Greater Bangor
Edward L Allen z"l  Maine Department of Health and Welfare   Edward Allen's obituary
Deputy Sheriff
     Not Sure
Edward Green z"l  Aroostook County Sheriff 1960-1976   Sheila Green (2019)
     Greater Portland
Albert ("Jim") Abrahamson z"l   1935 - 1939   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
     Lewiston Auburn area
Harris Meyer Isaacson z"l  Lewiston School Board 1930   Story of the Jews in Lewiston and Auburn
Nathan Bloom z"l  Maine State Highway Commission 1955   1955 Zelch
employee of
     Greater Portland
Sidney Cox  U S Treasury   George Alan Perry (email of 30 Jan 2011)
     Greater Bangor
Jerry Gotlieb  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 1964 to 1968   Jerry Gotlieb (2018)
     Lewiston Auburn area
Jack Berman  Maine State Highway Commission 1955   1955 Zelch
Executive Director
     Greater Portland
Albert ("Jim") Abrahamson z"l   1942   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
government employee
     Greater Bangor
George M Coen   1935   HainesMarriageRecords
government service
     Greater Portland
Albert ("Jim") Abrahamson z"l   1934 - 1941   Ben Band
Head of NY Office
Harris Gleckman  United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 2003 - 2005   self
Hydraulic and Structural Engineer
Isadore K Silverman z"l  Bureau of Reclamation 1933   Sherri Quint (2018)
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Murray Mack  US Office of Personnel Management; Psychological Services, Inc; US Department of the Army 1981 to Present   Murray Mack (2018)
keeper - state library
     Greater Augusta
Rebecca Freidman   1930   1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
legislative assistant and clerk
     Greater Waterville
Eliot R Cutler  Office of Senator Ed Muskie   Interview of Eliot Cutler (Mitchell Collection, Bowdoin)
Librarian (Pub. Library)
Fannie L Cook   1930   1930USFederalMECensus, pg 7A
     Greater Augusta
Roger Att Katz  City of Augusta, ME 2006-2010   Rabbi Susan Bulba Carvutto / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Katz
     Greater Portland
Linda Abromson z"l  Portland - City Council 1982-1983   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Esther Clenott z"l  City of Portland 1989-1990   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
James Irvin Cohen  City of Portland 2005- 2006   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Ethan Strimling  City of Portland 2015 - to date (2017)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
William B Troubh z"l  City of Portland 1974 - 1975 / 1983-1984 two terms  Troubh Heisler website (2017) / https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_mayors_of_Portland,_Maine
Linda Abromson z"l  Portland City Council 1970s - 1980s   Lori Ruland, daughter (email Dec 2020)
Max Louis Pinansky z"l  Portland School Board (now 1124) 1932   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Harry Taylor z"l  Maine House of Representatives 1904 - 1906   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Portland City Major
Graham Watt  Jewish Home for the Aged / Moshav Zekeinim 1962   Jewish Home Cornerstone Ceremony
Max Louis Pinansky z"l  Maine State Senate 1934 - 1936   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
Senior Staff
Harris Gleckman  UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs 2000-2002   self
senior staff
     Greater Waterville
Eliot R Cutler  White House - OMB Carter Administration   Interview of Eliot Cutler (Mitchell Collection, Bowdoin)
Social Worker
     Greater Augusta
Harvey S NASECK z"l  State of Maine Until 1996 Retired after 30 years  Rebecca Labbe (2014)
State Senator
Bennet David Katz  Maine State Senate 1969-1970 / 1979 - 1980   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bennett_Katz
Roger Att Katz  Maine State Senate 2010 - to date (2017)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Katz
state senator
     Greater Bangor
Edward Stern z"l     BethIsraelBangor100
stenographer - state house
     Greater Augusta
Marion J Goldberg   1930   1930 US Fed Census-Augusta
stenographer - war dept.
     Lewiston Auburn area
Eva Lelansky   1920   1920LewistonCensus
tax assessor
     Greater Portland
Louis Kaplan z"l   1901   The Universal Jewish Encyclopeida - on-line
title not known
Celia Povich z"l  US Coast Guard 1997   Povich Family biography in Risen, Jewels of Maine
     Greater Portland
Solomon Kessler z"l  U.S. Postal Service retired in 1984  Sherri Quint (2018)
     Lewiston Auburn area
Martin J Shultz   1955   1955 Zelch
Traffic Controller
     Greater Bangor
Uriel Flax  Adas Yoshuron Synagogue 1949 Other Data : 157 Elizabeth Ave, Bangor  B'nai B'rith Membership Record of Uriel Flax
US Commissioner for Maine
     Greater Portland
Jacob H Berman z"l   1925 - 1929   Ben Band
US Immigration Service
Herman Cohen   1930   1930PortlandCityDirectory