Originally Posted by MagyarStuttgart
There was also Lantos Tamas the Democrat US Senator
Though he never worked directly for any administration.
That's true the honorable Ari Fleisher, President G.W. Bush's first press secratary was American with a Hungarian background. The honorable George Pataki was the governor of the great state of New York, and the honorable Tom Lantos both were Hungarian-American.
The honorable Peter Orszag comes from Hungarian-American parents tapped as Director of Office of Management and Budget, he's a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and head of its Hamilton Project, which studies ways to achieve growth and economic security. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University (my step-dad's alma mater) and the London School of Economics and served in the White House during the Clinton administration.
One thing about Princeton, Oh man
... nothing but good feelings towards Princeton football baby!!
My step-dad went to both Princeton and Swarthmore and graduated with a post-doctorate degree in social anthropology. When I was younger we always followed Princeton Tiger and Cleveland Browns football. I and my dad remember talking about an incrediblely strong and powerful full-back coming out of Princeton named Keith Elias in the late 80s early 90s who could really impact the NFL.
This white fellow plowed lanes through good collegiate Ivy League and division-2 lines and tore through secondary level linebackers for years and was a consesus All-American highly drafted by the N.Y. Giants. Keith Elias was the white Jim Brown of the Ivy League and Div-IAA, this full-back was dadgummit elusive and strong at point with a ballast and balance only a few could possess. He started as the NY Giants ace first-string ace running-back for a while.
Keith Elias of Princeton:
Elias was one of the few and especially scarce Ivy leaguers stars to end up starting for a NFL team; at the same time Stanford had "Touchdown Tommy
" (Tommy Vardell) consesus All-American and another full-back drafted by the Cleveland Browns (my dad's pro team). My dad said his Princeton-Cleveland Brown connections were legendary, hehe. :smileani:
Back on topic, MagyarStuttgart ... Peter Orszag is a protege of Robert Rubin, and will make a valuable contribution to the Obama team, he's one of the brighter stars on the team. Obama is really putting together an all-star cast to tackle a worrying coming recession in our country.