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Isaac Bacharach (January 5, 1870 – September 5, 1956) was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey who represented the 2nd congressional district from 1915 to 1937.

Isaac Bacharach
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byJ. Thompson Baker
Succeeded byElmer H. Wene
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornJanuary 5, 1870
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 5, 1956(1956-09-05) (aged 86)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican

Born in Philadelphia, Bacharach moved to New Jersey in 1881 with his parents. They settled in Atlantic City, where he attended the public schools. He entered the real-estate business and also became interested in the lumber business and in banking. He served as member of the council of Atlantic City from 1905 to 1910, and served as a member of the New Jersey General Assembly in 1911. His brother, Harry Bacharach, was also involved in Atlantic City politics and served several terms as mayor.[2]


Bacharach was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses, serving in office from March 4, 1915 to January 3, 1937, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress. He was also a delegate to the 1920 Republican National Convention in Chicago.

Betty Bacharach HomeEdit

Isaac Bacharach and his brother Harry founded the Betty Bacharach Home for Afflicted Children in honor of their mother, which opened in 1924. The home cared for children afflicted with infantile paralysis. The building at 2305 Atlantic Avenue, Longport, New Jersey, became the borough hall in 1990.[3]

After CongressEdit

After leaving Congress, he engaged in the real-estate and insurance business in Atlantic City until his death there on September 5, 1956. He was interred in Mount Sinai Cemetery in Philadelphia.

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "MAYOR RIDDLE DEFEATED.; Twenty-six Arrests Made in Atlantic City Election.", The New York Times, May 10, 1916
  3. ^ "Borough of Longport, New Jersey:History". Borough of Longport, New Jersey, official web site. Borough of Longport, New Jersey. 2010-08-17. Archived from the original on 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2010-08-17.

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