Jacob K. Javits

(Jacob Koppel Javits)

Jacob K. Javits
Jacob K. Javits
  • Born: May 18, 1904
  • Died: March 7, 1986
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Jacob Koppel Javits was an American politician who represented New York in both houses of Congress. He was a liberal Republican allied with Governor Nelson Rockefeller and fellow Senators Irving Ives and Kenneth Keating.

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If the [present] deterrent is the mutual annihilation of each other ..., what else do we need and why? Defense & National Security
I'm a politician. What I say is not holy writ. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In dealing with big problems, you may miss your mark by looking too far ahead Miscellaneous
To me, the most compelling reason for lowering the voting age [to 18] is that American politics needs the infusion that younger voting would give it. Voters, Voting & Elections
Birth and death are the most singular events we experience - and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility. Death
'Business,' properly understood, is so central to every aspect of our civilization that Republicans should proudly announce that they are indeed 'the party of business.' Business, Commerce & Finance
I remember my own life as a small boy, son of Jewish immigrants, in a janitor's flat on Orchard and Stanton streets on the Lower East Side of New York City. My father made pants and doubled as janitor of a tenement - before he made janitoring at $30 a month, plus rooms, a career. Life
I'm a politician. What I say is not holy writ.
It must be understood that, as adults, we are all terminal.
My thinking is Lincolnian rather than Jeffersonian, Teddy Rooseveltian rather than Franklin D. Rooseveltian.
Politicians are probably the most underrated people in our society. Society
There is no office now closed to a Jew, including the presidency.
When scrutiny is lacking, tyranny, corruption and man's baser qualities have a better chance of entering into the public business of any government. Government ;Business, Commerce & Finance
You must remember, my own philosophy is that you don't belong only to yourself. You have an obligation to the society which protected you when you were brought into the world, which taught you, which supported you and nurtured you. You have an obligation to repay it. Society