Naphtali Friedman

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Naphtali Friedman (sometimes also spelled Naftali), from Panevėžys, was a Jewish Lithuanian lawyer and politician born in 1863, deceased in 1921.

Elected as a Russian Constitutional Democratic party deputy representing the Kovno Province to the Third (1907-1912, out of 2 Jewish deputies) and Fourth (1912-1917, out of 3 Jewish deputies) State Duma of the Russian Empire.[1] In 1914 he made a speech in which he claimed that the Jews would fight until the victory of the Russian Empire was achieved.[1] He was also elected on April 19, 1920 to the Constituent Assembly of Lithuania on a common Jewish ticket[1] and died in 1921.