Isaac Bacharach

Isaac Bacharach ( born January 5, 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, † September 5, 1956 in Atlantic City, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1937 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1881 Isaac Bacharach moved with his parents to Atlantic City, where he attended the public schools. Later he worked in various areas such as the real estate industry, the timber trade and the banking industry. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1905 and 1910 he was a member of the City Council of Atlantic City. In 1911 he was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1914, Bacharach was the second electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrats J. Thompson Baker on 4 March 1915. After ten re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1937 eleven legislative periods. In this time were, among other things, the First World War and the Great Depression. During his time as a congressman of the 18th, the 19th, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. In June 1920, Bacharach delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, was nominated at the Warren G. Harding as their presidential candidate. Since 1933, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which Bacharach's party faced a rather negative.

In 1936 he was defeated by Democrat Elmer H. Wene. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Isaac Bacharach worked again in the real estate business in Atlantic City. He has also worked in the insurance industry. He died on September 5, 1956 in Atlantic City and was buried in Philadelphia. His younger brother Harry was 1912-1935 several times mayor of Atlantic City.