Sol Bloom - (1870-49) The son of Polish immigrants, learned Hebrew from his mother but was otherwise self-educated. Very poor, he worked as a factory worker & managed the amusements at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. He moved to NY in 1903, & became a leading builder (incl. the famous Apollo & Music Box theaters). In 1923 was elected to the first of 14 consecutive terms representing the Upper West Side of Manhattan.(Eventually heading the House Foreign Affairs Committee.) He supported relaxation of immigration laws, labor rights, & was a vigorous supporter of Israel. He died in office.
Democratic congressman from Northern New Jersey
New Mexico Republican. He died in office two years ago.Yes, there are Jewish Republicans.
California (Silicon Valley) Congressman who grew up in Hungary during World War II and is a Holocaust survivor.He tells his story in Spielbergs Oscar winning documentary "The Last Days". He came from a middle class Budapest family. He survived the war as a forced laborer (he was sixteen when the War ended). His parents died in the camps. Lantos is now head of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. His wife is also a survivor. Update: A reliable source tells us that he is related to the Gabor sisters and that his wife became a Mormon(!). Lantos is "still" Jewish.
Socialist Party congressman from Milwaukee (19ll-13) and (1923-29). The German American (Christian) community was the bedrock of support for the party in Milwaukee, particularly the Brewers Union. The party controlled Milwaukees mayors chair until the late 40s.
Democratic represenative from the North Miami area of Florida (1973-93). Born in Alabama.
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.