Abner Mikva’s words inspired many Jews to devote their lives to the advancement of democracy — which, decades later, continues to require vigilance.
Abner Mikva, who served as a White House adviser, federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Barack Obama, has died at age 90, his Chicago non-profit organization said on Tuesday.
Leading liberal journo Michael Tomasky argues in the Guardian that Illinois pols should tap Obama mentor, ex-congressman and former federal judge Abner Mikva to fill the president-elect’s Senate seat. Tomasky writes that Mikva “was known in his day as a foe of corruption and the old Chicago Democratic machine. Of stature and above reproach? He’s certainly both.”