Bernard Rapoport
July 17, 1917 - April 5, 2012

Zkhroye l'vrokhe
May His Memory Be for a Blessing

Bernard Rapoport, an outspoken liberal and a stalwart of Texas Democratic politics, died late Thursday night, April 5th, 2012, in Waco.

He was 94.

Bernard Rapoport left us after spending a lifetime of doing good with his partner and wife, Audre. There was a memorial service in Waco, yet so much of the work that B did centered in and around Washington, D.C. On May 15, 2012, there was a memorial service at the St. Regis Hotel with eulogies by Rabbi David Saperstein, Ron Rapoport, Emily & Abby Rapoport, Tom Daschle, Bob Borosage, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Harkin, and Bill Clinton. Video below.

Eulogies at the Waco memorial were offered by:

  • Abby and Emily Rapoport
  • Ambassador Lyndon Olson
  • The Honorable Ben Barnes
  • Roger Smith, CEO, American Income Life
  • Congressman Chet Edwards
  • Don Carleton, co-author Being Rapoport
  • Bill Cunningham, former chancellor University of Texas [read the eulogy]

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to: