Log In

Bernard Rapoport Edit Profile

life insurance company executive

Bernard Rapoport, American life insurance company executive. Recipient Horatio Alger Award, 1999.


Rapoport, Bernard was born on July 17, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas, United States. Son of David and Riva (Feldman) Rapoport.


Bachelor, University Texas-Austin, 1939.


Chairman board, Chief Executive Officer American Income Life Insurance Company, Waco, Texas, 1951-1999, consultant, since 1999, founder and chairman emeritus, since 2002. President, chairman board, 2000-2001. Chairman bd regents University Tex, 1991.

Apptd by pres advanced comt for trade policy and negotiations, since 1994.


Member National Council on Crime and Delinquency, San Francisco, since 1979, Jerusalem Foundation, New York City, since 1979, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, since 1980, Union American Hebrew Congregations, since 1981. National Hispanic Center for Advanced Studies and Policy Analysis, Oakland, California, since 1981. Associate member U. Cancer Foundation, Houston, since 1976, Jt.

Center Political and Economics Studies, since 1987. Appointed member Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation. Chairman United Negro College Fund, Waco, 1979-1980, United Way of Waco, 1982-1983.

Trustee Paul Quinn College, Waco, 1963-1990, Boy's Club, Waco, since 1982. Chairman of the Board regents University Texas, 1991-1997. Board directors Library. of Congress Trust Fund, Washington, since 1998.

Fellow City of Jerusalem., 1994.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis; politics.


Married Audre Jean Newman, February 15, 1942. 1 child, Ronald B.

David Rapoport

Riva (Feldman) Rapoport

Audre Jean Newman

Ronald B. Rapoport