Oct. 12, 1879

Circular No. 7795, issued by the Russian Ministry of the Interior [Present-day Russia]: “As Jews have no right to fill the duties of a mayor, they are altogether excluded from the presidency of municipal meetings.”
Russo-Jewish Committee. “Laws of Russia Relating to Hebrews.” G.R. Gray: Washington DC, 1891. Page 32. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 1/10/2020