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McCormick became owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune newspaper. He was a leading non-interventionist, an… [More] opponent of American entry into World War II and of the increase in Federal power brought about by the New Deal. He was a founder of the American First Committee, a powerful organization dedicated to keep the United States out of World War II, which some historians point out, had an anti-Semitic viewpoint. [Less]
1934: Bud Selig
Selig is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, having served in that… [More] capacity since 1992 as the acting commissioner, and as the official commissioner since 1998. Born Allan Huber “Bud” Selig to a Jewish family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he is also the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. Selig oversaw baseball through the 1994 strike, the introduction of the wild card, interleague play, and the merging of the National and American leagues under the Office of the Commissioner. He was also instrumental in organizing the World Baseball Classic in 2006. [Less]
1940: Stanley Jaffe
Jaffe is an American film producer, responsible for blockbusters such as “Fatal Attraction,”… [More] “The Accused,” and “Kramer vs. Kramer.” He is the son of Leo Jaffe, a film executive who is sometimes referred to as the “Hollywood Deal Maker.” He also became an independent producer later in his life (through his production company Jaffilms) after stints with Paramount and CBS. Jaffe has Jewish roots. [Less]