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Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, best known for his discovery and development of… [More] the first polio vaccine. He was born in New York City to Jewish parents who were determined to see their children succeed despite their lack of formal education. Until 1955, when the Salk vaccine was introduced, polio was considered the most frightening public health problem of the post-war United States. [Less]
1922: Gershon Kingsley
Kingsley is a Jewish-German American contemporary composer. He is is a pioneer of electronic music and the… [More] Moog synthesizer and founder of the First Moog Quartet, as a partner in the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley, and writer of rock-inspired compositions for Jewish religious ceremonies. [Less]
1945: Sandy Berger
Berger was the US National Security Advisor under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. In his position,… [More] he helped to formulate the foreign policy of the Clinton Administration. During this time he advised the President regarding the Khobar Towers bombing, Operation Desert Fox, the NATO bombing campaign against Yugoslavia, responses to the terrorist bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the administration’s policy of engagement with the People’s Republic of China. He was also one of the prominent actors of the Camp David 2000 Summit. He is Jewish. [Less]