Who is Jacob Javits?


[ABOVE: A statue of Jacob Javits, a senator apparently of some purport and the person whom this convention center is named after. Could someone give this Californian a history lesson? I’m genuinely curious if a chair was involved during Senator Javits’ career.\


  1. Sen. Javits was the chair of the Labor and Human Resources Committee. Suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease when he left the Senate, he was confined to a wheelchair.

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