By Marjorie Meyer Arsht
One of the founders of the fashionable Republican celebration in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a nation social gathering committeewoman and used to be the 1st Jewish girl to run as a Republican for the kingdom legislature. changing into energetic in politics within the Nineteen Fifties, she used to be heavily excited by the early occupation of George H. W. Bush.
A member of the well-liked Texas kin (Meyer, Cohen) that owned Foley Brothers division shop and gave Cohen apartment to Rice collage, she remembers the contentious mid-century department within the Jewish group over the problem of Zionism that break up congregations and became acquaintances into sour antagonists. previously president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a countrywide spokesperson for an immense American anti-Zionist organization.
When she grew to become seventy, Arsht was once 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 couple of very important reforms. additionally, she persisted to run the small, self sustaining strength improvement and funding corporation based via her past due husband.
From her youth 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 bargains a relocating account of an indomitable spirit, one who will offer either concept and an figuring out of the way the Republican celebration got here to be the dominant strength in Texas politics.
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All the Way from Yoakum: The Personal Journey of a Political Insider by Marjorie Meyer Arsht