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(December 18, 1813 – January 31, 1851) was a U.S. Representative
. He was the first Jew elected to Congress from Texas.
Early life and education
Born in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Jewish parents, Kaufman pursued classical studies and was graduated from Princeton College
He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Natchez, Mississippi
. He commenced practice in Natchitoches, Louisiana
. Attracted by the developing country in the Southwest
, Kaufman moved to Nacogdoches
, Republic of Texas
, in 1837.
He served in the military against the Native Americans
and was wounded at the Battle of the Neches
He served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives
1838-1843. He served in the Texas Senate
1843-1845. He was appointed Chargé d'Affaires of Texas to the United States in 1845.
Upon the admission of Texas as a State into the Union, Kaufman was elected as a Democrat
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