- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. (AP) - A proposal to name the federal building in Helena-West Helena after Judge Jacob Trieber has passed the U.S. House and now goes to the president for final approval.

Trieber was the first Jewish federal judge after being appointed by President William McKinley. He served from 1900-1927 and was known for his support of civil rights. He was also elected Phillips County treasurer to the Helena City Council.

Legislation to name the building after Trieber was introduced in the House by U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford and in the Senate by Sen. John Boozman. The legislation was also co-sponsored by each member of the Arkansas congressional delegation.

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