Index by Name
Below, organized in alphabetical order, is a listing of those noted Jews
from American political history who are featured among the hundreds of
brief biographical sketches included in the book, as well as those that
have been added after the book's publication.
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A - D
- Abramowitz, Morton
- U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, 1989-1991; Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, 1985-1989.
- Abrams, Elliott
- Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1985-1989; for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, 1981-1985; for International Organization Affairs, 1981.
- Abrams, Robert
- Attorney General of New York, 1979-1995; Member of New York State Assembly, 1965-1969; Bronx borough president, 1969.
- Abramson, Jerry Edwin
- President U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1993-1994; Mayor of Louisville, KY 1986-1998.
- Abzug, Bella Savitsky
- Member of Congress, 1971-1977; cochair of the Women's Environment and Development Organization, 1995.
- Ackerman, Gary L.
- Member of Congress, 1983-present; Member of New York State Senate, 1979-83.
- Alexander, Moses
- Governor of Idaho, 1915-1919; Mayor of Chillicothe, Missouri, 1887.
- Alschuler, Samuel
- Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1916-1939.
- Amitay, Morris J.
- Director, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1974-1980
- Annenberg, Walter H.
- U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1969-1974.
- Ansorge, Martin Charles
- Member of Congress, 1921-1923.
- Aronson, Bernard W.
- Assistant Secretary of State, 1989-1993.
- Arvey, Jacob M.
- Political Party Leader.
- Bacharach, Isaac
- Member of Congress, 1915-1937; Member of New Jersey State House, 1911-1915.
- Bamberger, Simon
- Governor of Utah, 1917-1921; Member of Utah State Senate, 1903-1907.
- Barshefsky, Charlene
- U.S. Trade Representative, 1996-2001; Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
- Baruch, Bernard
- Financier and Statesman.
- Bazelon, David Lionel
- Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1949-1993.
- Beame, Abraham David
- Mayor of New York, 1974-1978; Comptroller of New York, 1962-1965, 1969-1973.
- Beilenson, Anthony
- Member of Congress, 1977-1997; Member of California State Assembly, 1967-1977.
- Belmont, August
- Chair, Democratic National Committee, 1860-1872.
- Benjamin, Judah Philip
- Confederate Attorney General, Secretary of War, Secretary of State, 1861-1865; United States Senator, 1853-1861.
- Berger, Samuel (Sandy)
- Presidential Adviser, 1993-2001; National security adviser, 1996-2001; Deputy national security adviser, 1993-1996.
- Berger, Victor L.
- Member of Congress, 1923-1929, 1911-1913.
- Berkley, Shelley
- Member of Congress, 1999-present; Member of Nevada State Assembly, 1982-1990.
- Berkman, Alexander
- Berman, Howard
- Member of Congress, 1983-present; Member of California State Assembly, 1973-82.
- Bernays, Edward L.
- Political Consultant.
- Bernstein, Carl
- Journalist and Author.
- Bettman, Gilbert
- Attorney General of Ohio, 1928-1932.
- Blatt, Solomon
- South Carolina State Legislative Leader, 1933-1986; House Speaker.
- Blitzer, Wolf
- News Correspondent and Anchor.
- Blondes, Leonard S.
- Maryland state Delegate, Democratic Party activist
- Bloom, Sol
- Member of Congress, 1923-1949.
- Bloomberg, Michael R.
- New York City Mayor, 2002-present
- Blumenthal, Richard
- Attorney General of Connecticut, 1991-present; US attorney for Connecticut, 1977-1981.
- Blumenthal, Werner Michael
- Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-1979.
- Boggs, Danny Julian
- Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, 1986-present.
- Bondi, August
- Bookbinder, Hyman H.
- American Jewish Committee Leader; Chair of public policy advocates for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 1972-1977; Founding member of the National Jewish Democratic Council.
- Boschwitz, Rudolph Eli
- United States Senator, 1978-1991.
- Boxer, Barbara
- United States Senator, 1993-present; Member of Congress, 1983-1993.
- Brandeis, Louis Dembitz
- Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1916-1939.
- Breger, Marshall Jordan
- Aide to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
- Breyer, Stephen Gerald
- Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1994-present; Judge, Court of Appeals, 1980-1994.
- Broder, David Salzer
- Journalist and Columnist.
- Brown, Harold
- Secretary of Defense, 1977-1981.
- Brownstein, Ron
- Political Correspondent and Analyst.
- Burton, Sala Galant
- Member of Congress, 1983-1987.
- Butkin, Robert
- Oklahoma State Treasurer, 1995-present
- Cahan, Abraham
- Newspaper Editor.
- Cantor, Eric
- Member of Congress, 2001-present; Member of Virginia Assembly, 1991-00.
- Cantor, Jacob Aaron
- Member of Congress, 1913-1915; Member of New York State Assembly, 1885-1887; Acting lieutenant governor of New York, 1893-1894.
- Cardin, Benjamin L.
- Member of Congress, 1987-present; Member of Maryland House, 1966-87.
- Cardozo, Benjamin
- Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court, 1932-1938; New York State Sumpreme Court Justice; Court of Appeals Judge, Chief Judge of the New York State Court of Appeals.
- Celler, Emanuel
- Member of Congress, 1923-1973.
- Chotiner, Murray
- Adviser to Richard Nixon, 1946-1974; Elected president of the California Republican Assembly, 1944.
- Chudoff, Earl
- Member of Congress, 1949-1958; Member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1940-1948.
- Citron, William Michael
- Member of Congress, 1935-1939; Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives.
- Cohen, Benjamin Victor
- Presidential Adviser, 1933-1952; Member of U.S. delegation to the United Nations, 1948-1952.
- Cohen, Edwin S.
- Undersecretary of the Treasury, 1972-1973.
- Cohen, Herman J.
- Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, 1989-1993; United States ambassador to Senegal and Gambia; Deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and research at the State Department, 1980-1984.
- Cohen, Wilbur Joseph
- Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1968-1969.
- Cohen, William Wolfe
- Member of Congress, 1927-1929.
- Coppersmith, Samuel
- Member of Congress, 1993-1995.
- Dash, Samuel
- Chief Counsel, Senate Watergate Committee, 1973-1974; District Attorney of Philadelphia.
- Davidson, Irwin Delmore
- Member of Congress, 1955-1956; Member of the New York State Assembly, 1936-1948; New York Supreme Court Justice, 1963-1974.
- Davis, Susan
- Member of Congress, 2001-present; San Diego Unified School Board, 1983-92; Member of California State Assembly, 1995-00.
- De Leon, Daniel
- Socialist Leader; Founded the Industrial Workers of the World, 1905.
- De Leon, Edwin
- American Consul General in Egypt, 1853-1861.
- Deutch, John M.
- Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1995-1996; Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1994-1995.
- Deutsch, Peter R.
- Member of Congress, 1992-present; Member of Florida House, 1982-92.
- Diamond, M. Jerome
- Attorney General of Vermont, 1975-1981; President of the National Association of Attorneys General.
- Dickstein, Samuel
- Member of Congress, 1923-1945; Member of New York State Assembly, 1918-1922; New York State Supreme Court Justice, 1945-1954.
- Dine, Thomas
- Director of American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1980-1993; United States Agency for International Development, Assistant Administrator for Europe and the Newly Independent States, 1993-1997.
- Dockser, William B.
- Chairman, National Jewish Democratic Council
- Dubinsky, David
- President, International Ladies Garment Workers Union, 1932-1966.
- Dubrow, Evelyn
- Labor Leader; New York state director for the Americans for Democratic Action, 1948; Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1999.
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