Suzanne Campbell

Suzanne Campbell received her B.A. and M.A. in history from Angelo State University. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Texas Jewish Historical Society and has written numerous articles on Jewish history in West Texas. Campbell is currently head of the West Texas Collection, the historical and archival collection at Angelo State University.

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Rosanna Dyer Osterman

Rosanna Dyer Osterman was instrumental in the founding of the first Jewish community in Texas. She brought the first rabbi to Texas in 1852 to consecrate the state’s first Jewish cemetery, and the first-known Jewish service in the state was held at the home of her brother Isadore Dyer in 1856.

Ray Karchmer Daily

Ray Karchmer Daily was a leader in Texas in the struggle for equal opportunities for women. She was born in Vilna, Lithuania, on March 16, 1891, to Kalman and Anna (Levison) Karchmer. The youngest of five children (Jack, Alex, Sidney, Nathan, and Ray), she immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was age fourteen. The family settled in Denison, Texas, where her father operated a business. In 1913, she became the first Jewish woman to graduate from a Texas medical school. After much difficulty, she found an internship at Women’s Hospital in Philadelphia, the only hospital/medical school with a dormitory for women. Throughout her career she crusaded for adequate housing for female medical students. Her chosen specialty was ophthalmology, but there were no residence positions available in the United States for women. She finished her training in Vienna, Austria.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Suzanne Campbell." (Viewed on May 21, 2019) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/campbell-suzanne>.

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