James Alexander, born in Cleveland, OH, followed his parents to Dallas upon graduating high school in 1940. He does not mention having lived anywhere else ever since. As a student at SMU, he was active in the Jewish Students’ Association, the Menorah Society and a Jewish fraternity. Throughout his life, Mr. Alexander has remained active in various Jewish and political organizations, such as the Texas Jewish Historical Society, which he served as director. An attorney, with various partners through the years, namely Arthur Goldberg, Robert F. Roberts and Ned Fritz, Mr Alexander had a case that went to the US Supreme Court. Rosalie Alexander is a singer / soloist, whose graduate thesis on the origins and development of the Ugdal Chant is at the library of the Hebrew Union College and SMU.
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