Demo. Rep. from Georgia, 1975-85.
Almost legendary Democratic congressman who represented a NYC district from 1923 to 1972. He rose to the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Cellar was instrumental in changing US immigration laws and enacting the 1964 and 1965 Civil Rights Acts.
The first Jewish woman elected to Congress, she had a fascinating life. She was elected in 1925 to fill the seat left open by her husband, Julius Kahn. Her father was a merchant & her mother a schoolteacher. They lived for a time in Salt Lake City and became friends with Brigham Young & her mother wrote a book about her experiences in Utah. Kahn grew up in and represented San Francisco. Like her husband, she was a strong advocate of military spending. She also was instrumental in funding the early FBI and the SF Bay Bridge. A Republican, she was defeated for re-election in the Roosevelt landslide of 1936.
Colorful Democratic Congressman representing parts of Queens and Long Island.
Democrat. She represented Marylands 5th District(the Washington suburbs)from 1974-1981. She was known as a tireless supporter of federal worker rights. A heart attack forced her to retire.
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.