Lautenberg personified the Jewish story in America
Frank Lautenberg’s life embodied U.S. Jews' historic shift from immigrant periphery to the center of American society - and he lived out Jewish values in his Senate career in his unstinting battle for social justice and liberal causes.
It is, as they say, the “end of an era.” The last World War II veteran serving in Congress, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, has died. He was part of a generation that journalist Tom Brokaw famously dubbed “The Greatest Generation” – those who won World War II, led us politically and economically into a period of remarkable growth domestically, and extended U.S. global, military and political...
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