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Walter Isaacson MP

"Wally", "Waldo"

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952)[2] is an American writer and biographer. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washi...


Was Ronald Reagan's Jewish Affairs advisor from 1983 to 1985.


Jeffrey Lloyd Zaslow (1958 - 2012)

"Jeff Zaslow", "Zazz"

Jeffrey Zaslow, Columnist and Author of ‘The Last Lecture,’ Dies at 53 (by Paul Vitello, New York Times) Jeffrey Zaslow, a columnist and best-selling author whose books included chronic...


Edward Zorinsky, a Senator from Nebraska; born in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebr., November 11, 1928; attended the public schools; attended the University of Minnesota 1945-1946, and Creighton (Nebr.) Uni...


Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator MP (1944 - 2002)

Paul David Wellstone, a Senator from Minnesota; born in Washington, D.C., July 21, 1944; attended the public schools in Arlington, Va.; B.A., University of North Carolina, 1965; Ph.D., University of No...


Isidor Rayner, a Representative and a Senator from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., April 11, 1850; attended private schools, the University of Maryland at Baltimore, and the University of Virginia at...


Abraham Alexander Ribicoff, a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in New Britain, Hartford County, Conn., April 9, 1910; attended the public schools and New York University; graduated f...


Moses Alexander was born in Obrigheim, Bavaria, on November 13, 1853. As a fourteen-year-old, Alexander immigrated to the United States, settling in Chillicothe, Missouri, and finding work in a mercant...


Maurice Bisgyer MP (1897 - 1973)

Photo --- President Harry S. Truman signing the formal United States declaration recognizing the State of Israel in the presence of his former haberdashery partner and B'nai B'rith member, Eddie Jacobs...


Julius T. Chajes MP (1910 - 1985)

Julius Chajes was a highly accomplished virtuoso concert pianist as well as conductor who settled in America as a refugee from the Third Reich in the wake of the Austrian electorate’s vote for a...


Jack Nash (1929 - 2008)

Jack Nash (April 10, 1929 – July 30, 2008) was an American businessman and investor. He served as president of Oppenheimer & Company and founded the New York Sun newspaper. Early life and educ...


Roy Lichtenstein MP (1923 - 1997)

Roy Fox Lichtenstein (pronounced /ˈlɪktənˌstaɪn/; October 27, 1923 – September 29, 1997) was an American pop artist. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol...


Max Sachs (c.1883 - 1961)


Editor of the popular Passover Hagadah (1949, 1956), published by Ktav Publishing House.


Bernice Arline Tannenbaum MP (1913 - 2015)

"Bernice Salpeter"

Bernice Tannenbaum , longtime Hadassah and Zionist leader, dies at 101. Bernice Tannenbaum convened Hadassah's first Jerusalem gathering in 1978, and her tenure was highlighted by international meeting...


Nicola Anne Peltz (born January 9, 1995) is an American actress. Her first major role was as Katara in the 2010 film The Last Airbender . She has since played Bradley Martin in the A&E TV series Bates ...


Albert Ellis MP (1913 - 2007)

REBT by Albert Ellis with Debbie Joffe Ellis Personal Reflections on Albert Ellis & REBT A Brief Biography of Dr. Albert Ellis 1913-2007 Albert Ellis Influential Psychotherapist NYTimes Obituary


Biography Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy A Conversation with Aaron T. Beck Aaron T. Beck Wikipedia Aaron Temkin Beck (born July 18, 1921) is an American psychiatrist and a professor eme...


Abraham Harold Maslow MP (1908 - 1970)

Abraham Maslow Biography Timeline Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow's hierarchy of needs, a theo...


Neil H. Shubin (born December 22, 1960) is an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science writer. He is the Robert R. Bensley Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, Associ...


Dr. Peter H. Schur MP

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Dr. Max (Moses) Schur MP (1897 - 1969)

Max Schur, M.D. (September 26, 1897 – October 12, 1969) was a doctor and friend of Sigmund Freud. He assisted Freud in euthanasia. Ernest Jones considered that 'Schur was a perfect choice for ...


Lawrence Gene "Larry" David (born July 2, 1947) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and television producer. He was the co-creator, with Jerry Seinfeld , of the television series Seinfeld , and was...


Sam Simon MP (1955 - 2015)

Samuel Michael "Sam" Simon (born June 6, 1955) is an American director, producer, writer, boxing manager and philanthropist. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and aft...


David Sholtz, Governor (1891 - 1953)

David Sholtz (October 6, 1891 – March 21, 1953) was the 26th Governor of Florida. Early life and education Sholtz was born to Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York, and after graduating fro...


J. D. Salinger MP (1919 - 2010)

Jerome David "J. D." Salinger (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) was an American writer. Living reclusively after much-noticed publications early in his career, he last published an original w...


Steve Ross (1927 - 1992)

) Steven Jay Ross (September 17, 1927 – December 20, 1992) was CEO of Time Warner Inc., Warner Communications, and Kinney National Services, Inc. Early life and career Steve Ross was born ...


Pauline Trigère MP (c.1909 - c.2001)

Pauline Trigere Archive Pauline Trigère (1909–2002) Wikipedia Bio Pauline Trigere: Fashion Designer PBS DVD ------------------------------------------------------------------ Pa...


Joan Rivers MP (1933 - 2014)

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers , is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her ribal...


Adrien Brody (born April 14, 1973) is an American actor. He received widespread recognition and acclaim after starring in Roman Polanski's The Pianist (2002), for which he won the Academy Award for B...


Edgar May (1929 - 2012)

Edgar May (June 27, 1929 – December 27, 2012) was an American politician who served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1973-1983 and the Vermont Senate from 1983-1991. He was the eld...


Aaron Copland MP (1900 - 1990)

Copland was one of the leading figures of American music during the 1900s. Copland worked in a wide range of styles, from atonalism to jazz, but his fame rests on the folk-based music he wrote from the...


Rose "Mrs. B." Blumkin MP (1893 - 1998)

"Mrs. B."

An American legend, Rose Blumkin (Mrs. B), knew early in life that honesty and integrity would serve her well. Those beliefs laid the foundation for Nebraska Furniture Mart's rise to its status as a Mi...


Murray Seasongood (October 27, 1878-February 21, 1983) was a Jewish American politician, who served as the Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1926-1930. After his tenure as mayor, Seasongood was appointed ...


Bernard D. Meltzer MP (1914 - 2007)

Was involved in the Nuremberg International War Trials as a member of the United States Prosecution Staff.


Rabbi Malcolm H. Stern MP (1915 - 1994)

Malcolm Henry Stern was born on January 29, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Stern was the son of Arthur Kaufman and Henrietta Berkowitz Stern and had one brother, Edward. In 1923 the Stern family ...


John Langeloth Loeb, Jr. (born May 2, 1930) is a businessman, philanthropist, art collector, and former United States Ambassador to Denmark (1981–1983) and Delegate to the United Nations (1984)....


Edwin I. Marks MP (deceased)

Was Chairman of the Board of Macy's.


Noble Brandon Judah, Jr. (1884 - 1938)


Sol Price (1916 - 2009)

Find a Grave Entrepreneur. He changed retail shopping by pioneering the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse stores. As a business lawyer in 1954, he founded the retail chain Fed-Mart in ...


Myer Stern (1824 - 1899)

A founder of Temple Emau-El in New York.


Molly Malka Picon MP (1898 - 1992)

Molly Picon (Yiddish: מאָלי פּיקאָן; February 28, 1898 – April 6, 1992) was an American actress of stage, sc...


David Emanuel, Governor MP (1744 - 1808)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for GEORGIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A036347 ) David Emanuel (January 1, 1744 – February 19, 1808) became 24th Governor of Georgia on ...


Abraham Charles Myers (Georgetown, South Carolina, 14 May 1811 - Washington, D.C., 20 June 1889) was a Jewish American army officer and a graduate of West Point, Class of 1833. During the Seminol...


Paddy Chayefsky (1923 - 1981)

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981), was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best ...


Nora Bayes (1880 - 1928)

"Nora Bayes", "Stage name"

Nora Bayes (October 8, 1880 – March 19, 1928) was a popular American singer, comedienne and actress of the early 20th century. Early life and career Born Eleanor "Dora" Goldberg, with ...


Jack Klugman, Actor MP (1922 - 2012)

"Jack Klugman"

Jacob Joachim "Jack" Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actor. ( ) Klugman began his career in 1950. He later moved on to television and fi...


Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an American screenwriter, Academy Award winning film director, actor, and producer of film and television. His most notable films include Diner, The Natural, Go...


Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman grad...


David A. Cross (born April 4, 1964) is an American actor, writer and stand-up comedian perhaps known primarily for his work on the sketch comedy series Mr. Show as well as his role as Tobias Fün...


Barry Commoner (1917 - 2012)

Barry Commoner (May 28, 1917 – September 30, 2012) was an American biologist, college professor, and politician. He ran for president of the United States in the 1980 U.S. presidential electio...


Sam Dash, Watergate counsel MP (1925 - 2004)

Samuel Dash, Chief Counsel for Senate Watergate Committee, Dies at 79 By WARREN E. LEARY Published: May 30, 2004 Samuel Dash, a champion of legal ethics who became nationally known during the Waterga...


George György Soros MP

"Soros György", "Schwartz György"

George Soros (Hungarian: Soros György) born August 12, 1930 as Schwartz György, is a Hungarian-American business magnate, investor, philosopher and philanthropist. He is the chairman of S...


Harold Edgar Clurman MP (1901 - 1980)

Harold Edgar Clurman (September 18, 1901 – September 9, 1980) was a visionary American theatre director and drama critic, "one of the most influential in the United States". He was most notabl...


Hal David From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Hal David Birth name Harold Lane David Born May 25, 1921 New York City, New York, U.S. Died September 1, 2012 (aged 91) Los Angeles, California, U.S. G...


LtCdr Edouard Izac (USN), US Congress (1891 - 1990)


Edouard Victor Michel Izac (Cresco, Iowa, December 18, 1891 – January 18, 1990) was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy during World War I, a Representative from California and a Medal ...


Cyrus Adler MP (1863 - 1940)

Cyrus Adler was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, on September 13, 1863. His father, Samuel, was a merchant and cotton planter who had settled in Van Buren in 1840. The family fled Civil War fighting and ...


Mark Andrew Spitz Born 10 Feb 1950 in Modesto, California USA. Son of Arnold Spitz and Lenore Sylvia Smith American swimmer, winner of seven gold medal victories in one Olympiad. And, each of...


Rabbi Dr. Jacob Salmon Raisin (1878 - 1946)


The Haskalah movement in Russia,  By Rabbi Dr. Jacob Salmon Raisin Dedication to his father (Page 5.) To Aaron S. Raisin Your name, dear father, will not be found in the following pa...


Maurice Sendak MP (1928 - 2012)

One of the most successful illustrators of the 20th century. Since 1951 his 90-odd titles have sold nearly 30m copies in the US alone. His renowned work Where the Wild Things Are (1963), with worldwi...


Nora Ephron MP (1941 - 2012)

Nora Ephron (born May 19, 1941) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger. She is best known for her romantic comedies and is a t...


Edgar Marks Lazarus, Jr. (1868 - 1939)

American architect who was prominent in the Portland, Oregon, area for more than 45 years. He was best known as the architect of the Vista House on Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge. Lazarus was ...



Dr. Morris Emanuel MP (deceased)

Was the first President of what is now the Southern Railroad.


Washington Montgomery Bartlett (February 29, 1824 – September 12, 1887) was the 20th mayor of San Francisco, California from 1883 to 1887, the 16th governor of California, and–to date&#...


Mordecai Manuel Noah MP (1785 - 1851)

The most influential Jew in the United States in the early 19th Century. He was an editor, journalist, playwright, politician, lawyer, court of appeals judge, New York Port surveyor, a major in the New...


Haym Salomon MP (1740 - 1785)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW YORK - PENNSYLVANIA. DAR Ancestor # A107027 Jewish Revolutionary War heroes and their monuments and markers, mention must be made of the large sculptural ...


Christopher "Chris" Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is an American journalist, currently the host of the Fox Network program Fox News Sunday. Wallace has won three Emmy Awards, the Dupont-Columbia Silv...


Ruth Jane Brunswick (1897 - 1946)

Her most fascinating period as a psychologist took place in Vienna where she was psychoanalyzed by Sigmund Freud. Later she became an intimate member of Freud's circle of psychoanalysts where she playe...


Was Lt. Gov. of Louisiana from January 23, 1860 to January 25, 1864.


Max Reiter (1905 - 1950)

Director of the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. Reiter's first public appearance was in a concert in 1927 with the violinist Joseph Szigeti. In 1929 he became the first assistant conductor at the Sta...


Lois Isabel Oppenheimer (1919 - 2010)

Starting as the very first secretary of the San Antonio Symphony which was founded by her mother Pauline Washer Goldsmith Reiter and stepfather Max Reiter, she participated in every Fund campaign from ...


Octavus Roy Cohen (1891 - 1959)

He studied engineering at Clemson Agricultural College (now Clemson University) and worked briefly for the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railway Company in Birmingham, Ala. After deciding that engineering was...


Lee (Leah) Harby (1849 - 1918)

Daughters of American Revolution Member: Cyrilla Lee Harby Nat'l #: 285955 Chapter:1073NY Ancestor: LAZARUS, MARKS (A067536) She is a member of the New York, the Texas, and the South Caroli...


Meyer Halff (1836 - 1905)

Several Jews who came to San Antonio after the war amassed significant fortunes. Alsatian-born Mayer Halff came to America in 1850, when he was just fourteen years old. After peddling with his older br...


Solomon Halff (1838 - 1905)

Founder of Temple Beth El in San Antonio. He was a member of B'nai B'rith. In 1902 he retired from the wholesale dry-goods company to work full-time as vice president of the Alamo National Bank, a bank...


Godcheaux A. Levi (1852 - 1911)

Godcheaux excelled in business management and finance. He served as president of A. Levi & Company Bank, as well as President of the Texas Bankers Association. From 1881-1885 he was treasurer of the "M...


Abraham Levi (1822 - 1902)

A. Levi and Company, Bankers, in 1875 became the largest state-chartered bank in Texas; Levi served as president of the Victoria Jewish congregation for a quarter of a century. He also financed the are...


Abraham Cohen LaBatt (1802 - 1899)

Prominent pioneer of Reform Judaism in the United States in the 19th century, founding several early congregations. Second Oldest Mason in America, Last Original Member of the Firemen's Charitable Asso...


Joshua I. Cohen (1801 - 1870)

Physician, and one of the earliest aurists—perhaps the first—in the United States. He occupied the position of professor of geology and mineralogy in the academic department of the Univer...


Carol Lubin (1909 - 2005)

Carol Lubin was born in Montclair, New Jersey on September 23, 1909. She graduated from Smith College with a BA in 1930 and went on to earn a Master’s Degree and then a PhD from Columbia Unive...


Isador Lubin MP (1896 - 1978)

Isador Lubin : Economist appointed by: Franklin Roosevelt
, also served under: Harry Truman -July 1933–January 1946 Isador Lubin was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1896. His father...


Rebecca Gratz (1781 - 1869)

Rebecca Gratz (1781-1869) achieved renown as founder and officer of social and educational institutions managed by women. These organizations served as a model for others. They are the source of school...


Hyman Gratz (1776 - 1857)

Simon Gratz (1773-1839) and Hyman Gratz (1776-1857) inherited their father's business. Their store was at the Graff House (7th & Market) where Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration ...


Abraham Israel Keys (1780 - 1828)

Was the Hazzan of Mickve Israel in Philadelphia, 1824-1828.


Adolph Meyer, US Congress MP (1842 - 1908)

Adolph Meyer (October 19, 1842 – March 8, 1908) was a member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing the state of Louisiana. He served nine terms as a Democrat from 1891 until his dea...


Samuel Alroy Jonas MP (1838 - d.)

Editor of the Aberdeen, Mississippi Examiner Newspaper starting in 1876.


Benjamin Franklin Jonas (July 19, 1834 – December 21, 1911) was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Louisiana and an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was the...


Lazarus Bloomingdale MP (1847 - 1872)

Was the Mayor of Jefferson, Texas.


Judah Philip Benjamin MP (1811 - 1884)

Born to a Sephardic family in the West Indies, Judah P. Benjamin was the most highly placed Jew in the Confederacy. Benjamin spent his adolescence in Charleston and briefly attended Yale University. ...


Albert Davis Lasker (1880 - 1952)

Albert Davis Lasker (May 1, 1880 - May 30, 1952) was an American businessman who is often considered to be the founder of modern advertising. He was born in Freiburg, Germany when his American parent...


Daniel Hart (b. - 1811)

Landing in Charleston in the wake of the American Revolution, German-born Daniel Hart helped revive the chamber of commerce and rebuild the city’s war-stricken economy. A major financial contrib...


Ephraim Hart, Patriot (1747 - 1825)

Ephraim Hart From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This page is about the New York City merchant, for the New York State Senator see Ephraim Hart (NY politician) Ephraim Hart (1747 - July 16, 1825) w...


Alex "Mine Boy" Levinsky MP (1910 - 1990)

Alexander "Mine Boy" Levinsky (February 2, 1910 – September 1, 1990) was an American professional ice hockey Defenseman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League for the Toronto Mapl...


Robert Lane "Bob" Saget (born May 17, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Although he is best known for his family-friendly roles as Danny Tanner in Full House and the or...


Andrew Breitbart MP (1969 - 2012)

Andrew Breitbart (February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American publisher, commentator for the Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served...


Jacob Trautman (1840 - 1898)

Indian Campaigns Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a First Sergeant in the United States Army in Company I, 7th US Cavalry. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on December 29, 1...


Jacob Sanger (c.1845 - 1867)

Sanger Brothers, a pioneer Texas dry-goods wholesale and retail firm, was established by Philip, Isaac, and Alexander Sanger, as well as the other sons of Elias and Barbetta (Mandelbaum Heller) Sanger ...


Joe Shuster MP (1914 - 1992)

Joseph "Joe" Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992) was a Canadian comic book artist. He was best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in A...


Alan Jay Lerner MP (1918 - 1986)

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist. In collaboration with Frederick Loewe, he created some of the world's most popular and enduring works...