US Congressman John Hans Krebs Passport

John Hans Krebs Passport

John Hans Krebs PassportJohn Hans Krebs (December 17, 1926 – November 10, 2014) was an Israeli-American politician and attorney who served in the United States Congress from 1975 to 1979, representing California’s 17th congressional district.

Krebs, who was born in Berlin in 1926 and later lived in the Weimar Republic (now Germany), came to British-mandated Palestine in 1933 and attended the Balfour School (elementary) in 1937. In 1945, he received his bachelor’s degree from Ben Yehuda College. He volunteered for Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary group that advocated the establishment of an Israeli state, as a young man. After that, he went to the United States in 1946 and became a citizen in 1954. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with an A.B. in 1950 and the University of California Hastings College of the Law with an LL.B. in 1957. John Hans Krebs Passport

In 1957, he was admitted to the California bar and began practicing in Fresno in 1958. From 1952 until 1954, he was a member of the United States Army. From 1965 to 1969, Krebs was a member of the Fresno County Planning Commission, and from 1970 to 1974, he was a member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. In 1966, he was a delegate to the California State Democratic Convention. John Hans Krebs Passport

Krebs was elected to the 94th Congress as a Democrat, defeating four-term Republican Bob Mathias by a score of 52 percent to 48 percent. He was a member of the 94th and 95th Congresses (from January 3, 1975, to January 3, 1979). Krebs is regarded as the first Palestinian American to serve in Congress by The Jewish Press because he grew up in the British League of Nations Mandate of Palestine (known as Mandatory Palestine) and carried a Mandatory Palestine passport before coming to the United States. Other sources, like Haaretz, believe that John E. Sununu was the first Palestinian American to serve in Congress. John Hans Krebs Passport

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress, losing to Charles Pashayan, Jr. He was a resident of Fresno, California. Krebs died on November 10, 2014, in Fresno, California. The John Krebs Wilderness in Sequoia National Park was named after him in 2009. John Hans Krebs Passport

This is his British Palestine passport… John Hans Krebs Passport

John Hans Krebs Passport

 

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