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Strauss, a neo-Kantian trained theoretician, was a German-American political philosopher and classicist… [More] who specialized in classical political philosophy. He was born in Germany to Jewish parents and later emigrated to the United States. He spent most of his career as a professor of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught several generations of students and published 15 books. [Less]
1917: Red Auerbach
Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was a Jewish-American basketball coach of the Washington… [More] Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as president and front office executive of the Celtics until his death. As a coach, he won 938 games (a record at his retirement) and nine NBA championships (surpassed only by Phil Jackson). As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won an additional seven NBA titles, for a grand total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful team officials in the history of North American professional sports. [Less]
1952: Randy Grossman
Grossman is a former professional Jewish-American football player who played tight end for eight seasons… [More] for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. Grossman joined the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 1974. He showed his skill when he caught a crucial touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw early in Super Bowl X. [Less]