Legislation introduced to honor Helena's Jacob Trieber – nation's first Jewish federal judge

July 9, 2015
In The News

U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman introduced legislation Tuesday to rename the Helena-West Helena Federal building in honor of Judge Jacob Trieber.

“Judge Trieber paved the way for diversity on the federal bench as the first Jewish federal judge. His work on the bench helped fight injustice and laid the foundation for equality with a lasting civic legacy that continues to impact our country. I’m proud to honor Judge Trieber for his contributions to Arkansas and the United States,” Boozman said.

"Judge Trieber was a dedicated public servant and did a great deal for our state. His significant impact civil rights endures today and this building will help honor his important legacy,” Cotton said.

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