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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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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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