All the Way from Yoakum: The Personal Journey of a Political Insider

All the Way from Yoakum: The Personal Journey of a Political Insider

By: Majorie Meyer Arsht (author)Hardback

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One of the founders of the modern Republican Party in Texas, Marjorie Meyer Arsht served as a state party committee woman and was the first Jewish woman to run as a Republican for the state legislature. Becoming active in politics in the 1950s, she was closely involved in the early career of George H. W. Bush. A member of the prominent Texas family that owned Foley Brothers department store and gave Cohen House to Rice University, she recalls the contentious mid-century division in the Jewish community over the issue of Zionism. Formerly president of the Temple Beth Israel Sisterhood, Arsht served as a national spokesperson for a major American anti-Zionist organization. When she turned seventy, Arsht was working in the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington while also serving as a regent of Texas Southern University and running the energy development and investment company founded by her late husband. From her childhood as a member of one of the few Jewish families in small-town Yoakum, Texas, to her years of political activism and social involvement, she offers a moving account that will provide both inspiration and an understanding of how the Republican Party came to dominate Texas politics.

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Now in her nineties, MAJORIE MEYER ARSHT lives in Houston, where she still faces life with energy and verve.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781585444762
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781585444762
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 1585444766

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