Joshua Eilberg - Democratic congressman from Philadelphia, 1967-78. He became well-known when he served on the Watergate impeachment committee. Unfortunately, he had his own ethical violations and was defeated in the Democratic primary in 1978. Eilberg also served as speaker of the Pennslyvania House of Representatives. His daughter, Amy Eilberg, was the first woman ordained as a rabbi in the Conservative movement (1985).
Julius Kahn - Republican congressman from San Francisco, 1899-1924. He started as an actor, later became a lawyer. A strong advocate of military preparedness, he rose to what then was the equivalent of the House Armed Services committee. His widow, Florence Prag Kahn, followed him in office and carved out a substantial record of her own.
Leo Isacson - Congressman from the Bronx , 1948-9. Mostly a footnote, since he was the only congressman from the American Labor Party.The ALP was created to give former socialists a place to vote for Roosevelt without pulling the Democratic voting lever. The Party had a Communist wing and tore itself apart by 195O. The NY State Liberal Party was its anti-communist child. Isacson left the ALP and became a Democrat.
This is a strange tale. Levin, who was born in South Carolina, was one of the founders of the American or "Know Nothing Party". This party, which was anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant, gained a lot of popularity in the 1840s and early 1850s. There were then so few Jews in America that Jews were not an issue. Levin served as a Pennsylvania represenative from 1845 to 1851. Levins party died when the issue of slavery overwhelmed "nativist" issues.
Congresswoman from Pennsylvania (92-94 )who switched her planned vote to give Clintons 1993 tax plan a one vote victory. This was political suicide in her normally Republican district.The plan was not even attacked in 96 by the Republicans b/c it was credited w/setting stage for current balanced budget .But in 94 it cost Margolies her seat.
Demo. Congressman from the area of Texas that includes Arlington, part of Ft. Worth.
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.