Kahn, Julius

Kahn, Julius

(kän), 1861–1924, American legislator, b. Germany. He arrived (1866) in California as a child. He studied law in San Francisco, was elected (1892) to the state legislature, and was admitted (1894) to the bar. Kahn served (1899–1903, 1905–24) in the U.S. House of Representatives and became noted chiefly as an advocate of military preparedness. He helped draft and secure the passage of the National Defense Act of 1915, the Selective Draft Act of 1917, and the National Defense Act of 1920. His wife, Florence Prag Kahn, 1868–1948, succeeded him in Congress and served until 1937.
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Kahn, Julius

(1861–1924) U.S. representative; born in Baden, Germany. Emigrating as a child, he was an actor and lawyer before going to Congress (Rep., Cal.; 1899–1924) where he sponsored the Selective Draft Act of 1917.
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