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Nathan Nathans (1782-1854)
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Nathan Nathans (1782–1854)
N.F. Wales (active 1803–1815)
United States, 1814
Oil on canvas
Private collection

Nathan Nathans emigrated from England before his 20th birthday. In South Carolina he became a merchant, planter, and president of Charleston’s Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. When the congregation split in 1841, he sided with the traditionalists and joined Shearit Israel.

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