Bookbinder, Hyman Harry, 1916-2011


Bookbinder, Hyman Harry, 1916-2011


Bio: Hyman Harry Bookbinder (b. March 9, 1916, Brooklyn, New York-d. July 21, 2011, Bethesda, Maryland), was a 1937 graduate of the City College of New York and served in the Navy during World War II. He spent his early Washington career as a lobbyist for the AFL-CIO, and as assistant director in the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity and poverty adviser to then-Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was a longtime lobbyist for Jewish causes, and served as the American Jewish Committee’s Washington representative for nineteen years. He also worked to honor Holocaust victims and had a key role in the planning of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington.


LBJ Connection: Executive Officer, War Against Poverty Task Force, 1964; Assistant Director for Private Groups 1965-1966; Assistant Director for National Council & Organization 1966-1968