Allard Lowenstein - Demo. Congressman from suburban New York (1968-70). Founder of the anti-Vietnam War "Dump Johnson" movement. He was, interestingly enough, a good friend of Wm. F. Buckley, and they frequently debated. Lowenstein was murdered in 1980 by a severely mentally ill former acquaintance.
Anthony Weiner - Weiner is a former and disgraced Democratic Congressman from Brooklyn. Represented Charles Schumers old district. Anthony is a somewhat unusual name for a Jewish guy. His mother told him, Dont worry about your name. It will confuse Jewish girls, but your Italian voters will love it.
Barney Frank - Democratic represenative from Massachusetts. He has represented the 4th District since 1981. He was one of the first congressman to come out as "gay". According to most reports, Frank is actually pretty well liked by most people on both sides of the aisle. He is really funny and likeable.
Bella Abzug - Demo. Representive from Manhattan (1971-77). Known for her vibrant personality; hats; anti-Vietnam war activism; and as the strongest advocate of womens rights in Congress. Bella (as everyone called her) was also an attorney (Columbia Law)in an era when few women practiced law. She also did graduate work at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Benjamin A. Gilman - Republican Congressman (current). Gilman represents an upstate New York district (Middletown, New York area). He has served since 1973. He is now chair of the House International Relations committee. Gilman was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service as a WWII bomber crew member.
Democratic congressman who represented a New York City constituency from January 20, 1962 until his death on January 4, 1983.
Vermonts only represenative. Sanders has been Vermonts "at-large" Congressman since 1991. He is an independent and an avowed democratic socialist. He usually votes with the Democrats. He became popular as the mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Early in 2000, he talked about running for Senate. When he changed his mind, the Republicans and Democrats basically decided it was hopeless to seriously challenge him for his congressional seat. Which, all things considered, is a remarkable development in a state that used to be "rock-ribbed" Republican.
Democratic Represenative from San Diego, California (current). He was first elected in 1991. He formerly served as Deputy Mayor of San Diego.
Born Bobbi Horowitz. Republican Congress member from the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, 1981-87. Lead anti-school busing campaign that was springboard to election. Generally voted conservative, but supported the Equal Rights Amendment. Retired after unsuccessful attempt to get Rep. nomination for Senate in 86.
Dem. Congressman from 24th District of California (Los Angeles area). He has represented this district since 1997.
Former Dem. Congressman from Kansas. Yes, a Jewish Demo. Represenative from Kansas. He was born in Wichita, where his family owns a metal re-cycling company. He represented the Wichita area from 1977 to 1995. In March 1995, President Clinton appointed him Secretary of Agriculture.
is the 11th United States Deputy Secretary of Labor. Nominated by Barack Obama in February 2009, Harris was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in May 2009. He has been described as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis's right-hand man. Harris is also a member of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's Board of Directors.
is the Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget (or OMB) a position he previously held from 1998 to 2001. He is scheduled to be the 25th White House Chief of Staff.
is the United States Undersecretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs. She was appointed the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Commerce on November 1, 2011, a position she has held in an acting role since October 21, 2011. From July 2011 until October 2011, Rebecca Blank was the Acting United States Secretary of Commerce. A native of Missouri, Blank is a summa cum laude graduate in economics from the University of Minnesota and holds a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
is an American politician and the 55th and current Mayor of Chicago. He was formerly White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama. He served as senior advisor to President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1998 and as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 5th congressional district, from 2003 until his resignation in 2009 to take his position in the Obama Administration.
Yaroslavsky is one of five Los Angeles county supervisors, an office with much more power than mayor of Los Angeles. Zev got his start in politics demonstrating in behalf of Soviet Jewry. Now he is chief executive of the part of Los Angeles county that includes Beverly Hills, Bel-Air, Hollywood, Malibu and much of the nicest parts of the San Fernando Valley.
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 2010 by President Obama.
is a Jewish, Hungarian American economist and was the 37th Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama.
Adolph Joachim Sabath (born April 4, 1866 in Zabori, in what is now Bohemia, of Jewish parentage – died November 6, 1952 in Bethesda, Maryland) was an American politician. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chicago, Illinois, from 1907 until his death.
Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by President Clinton. Moderately liberal, former law school professor.
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., January 21, 1926. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; Representative from Illinois, 1969-73, 1975-79 (2nd District 1969-73, 10th District 1975-79)(part of Chicago and suburbs). Went on to be Chief Judge of the Dist. of Columbia (Fed.) Circuit. A real smart guy.