By Marjorie Meyer Arsht
One of the founders of the fashionable Republican social gathering in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a kingdom occasion committeewoman and was once the 1st Jewish girl to run as a Republican for the country legislature. turning into lively in politics within the Fifties, she used to be heavily keen on the early occupation of George H. W. Bush.
A member of the admired Texas relations (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers division shop and gave Cohen condominium to Rice college, she remembers the contentious mid-century department within the Jewish neighborhood over the problem of Zionism that break up congregations and became associates into sour antagonists. previously president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a countrywide spokesperson for an incredible American anti-Zionist organization.
When she became seventy, Arsht used to be operating as a speechwriter and high-level assistant within the division of Housing and concrete improvement in Washington whereas additionally serving as a regent of Texas Southern collage, the place she spearheaded a few vital reforms. moreover, she persevered to run the small, self reliant strength improvement and funding corporation based by means of her past due husband.
From her adolescence as a member of 1 of the few Jewish households in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she deals a relocating account of an indomitable spirit, person who will supply either notion and an figuring out of the way the Republican social gathering got here to be the dominant strength in Texas politics.
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