J. Isaac Friedman

John Isaac Friedman, known as J. Isaac Friedman (October 1871 – December 11, 1949),[1][2] was a Democrat from a prominent landholding Jewish family in Natchez in south Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1908 to 1916[3] and in the Louisiana State Senate for an abbreviated term from 1922 to 1924 following the resignation of Charles Milton Cunningham, the editor of The Natchitoches Times.[4]

John Isaac Friedman
Louisiana State Representative for Natchitoches Parish
In office
1944–1948
Preceded byThree-member district:

C. Chaplin Jr.
E. E. Hammett

P. A. Sompayrae
Succeeded byThree-member district:

Upshur P. Breazeale
Phanor O. Cox

Dr. John J. Kelly
Louisiana State Senator from Natchitoches and Red River parishes
In office
1922–1924
Preceded byCharles Milton Cunningham
Succeeded byG. F. Thomas
Personal details
Born1877
Louisiana
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA
Died1949
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting placeJewish Cemetery in Natchitoches, Louisiana
Political partyDemocratic
RelationsLeon Friedman (brother)
Sylvan Friedman (nephew)
ParentsSamuel and Caroline S. Friedman

He was an older brother of state Representative Leon Friedman, who served in the House alongside W. Peyton Cunningham of Natchitoches, the son of Charles Milton Cunningham, from 1932 to 1940. Leon and Isaac Friedman were uncles of the later state Representative and Senator Sylvan Friedman, also of Natchez, Louisiana.

Sons of Samuel Friedman (1848-1888) and Caroline S. Friedman (1847-1906), Isaac and Leon Friedman are interred along with other family members at the Jewish Cemetery in Natchitoches.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "J. Isaac Friedman". findagrave.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "J. Isaac Friedman". search.ancestry.com. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016: Natchitoches Parish" (PDF). house.Louisiana.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2014. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana Senate, 1880-Present" (PDF). senate.la.gov. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Three-member district:

C. Chaplin Jr.
E. E. Hammett
P. A. Sompayrae

Louisiana State Representative for Natchitoches Parish

John Isaac Friedman (alongside William Tharp Cunningham, Paul M. Potts, and Joseph C. Henry)
1944 – 1948

Succeeded by
Three-member district:

Upshur P. Breazeale
Phanor Olander Cox
Dr. John J. Kelly

Preceded by
Charles Milton Cunningham
Louisiana State Senator for Natchitoches and Red River parishes

J. Isaac Friedman
1922 – 1924

Succeeded by
G. F. Thomas