Solomon Etting (1764 - 1847)

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Birthplace: York, York, PA, USA
Death: Died in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
Managed by: Judith יהודית Berlowitz
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About Solomon Etting

Solomon, as an elected member of the Baltimore City Council, was the first Jew to hold public office in t he state of Maryland. His name is in the Baltimore section of the 1843 list of first subscribers to the Occident and American Jewish Advocate. See http://www.jewish-history.com/Occident/volume1/july1843/subscrib.htm for more names. He also helped organize the successful campaign that, in 1823, eliminated a clause in the Maryland constitution requiring public office holders to affirm the divinity of Christ when taking their oath of office, a requirement that effectively prohibited observant Jews from holding office, according to the <A HREF ="http://www.ajhs.org/reference/loeb/menu.cfm#">Database of Early American Jewish Portraits</A>

Solomon Etting was on the Board of Managers of the Maryland Colonization Society, 1831-1847.

See his obituary in <A HREF ="http://www.jewish-history.com/Occident/volume5/sep1847/obit.html">The Occident and American Jewish Advocate</A>

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Solomon Etting's Timeline

1764
July 28, 1764
York, York, PA, USA
1783
September 1, 1783
Age 19
1784
September, 1784
Age 20
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1785
December 12, 1785
Age 21
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1787
January 27, 1787
Age 22
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1788
January 2, 1788
Age 23
1791
October 26, 1791
Age 27
1792
September 18, 1792
Age 28
1794
February 16, 1794
Age 29
1796
January 18, 1796
Age 31