Peter Vogel

By July 28, 2016oral history

Vogel, PeterPeter Vogel was born in 1947 in Yonkers, New York. His family moved to Dallas in 1948 after World War II when he was just ten months old. His father was a quartermaster in World War II and ultimately served in Europe. Peter’s maternal grandparents were from Latvia and immigrated around 1911 to New York, while his father’s family was from Austria and also ended up in the United States. Peter’s father was president of the JCC from 1962-1964, and in 1984 his mother, Thelma, co-founded the Dallas Jewish Coalition for the Homeless, which created a shelter for children of homeless families. Both Peter and his wife are very active supporters of the shelter, called Vogel Alcove. Peter is a renowned lawyer who has served the greater Dallas legal community and has been an adjunct professor at SMU law school for over 28 years.

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