BIOSKETCH AS OF 1991
BERNARD RAPOPORT of Waco was appointed to a six-year term on
the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System by Governor
Ann Richards in 1991.
Since 1951, Mr. Rapoport has been chairman of the board and
chief executive officer of the American Income Life Insurance
Company in Waco.
Regent Rapoport was born on July 17, 1917, in San Antonio. He
graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of
Arts Degree in 1939. He and his wife Audre have a son, Ronald B.
Rapoport, who is on the faculty at the College of William and Mary
Mr. Rapoport is involved in many civic activities. He is
active in the United Way of Waco McLennan County, the Central Texas
Sickle Cell Anemia Association, the National Council on Crime and
Delinquency and the National Hispanic Center for Advanced Studies
and Policy Analysis. He is also committed to several Jewish
organizations including The Jerusalem Foundation, Hebrew Union
College and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations.
In 1983, the Rapoports established the Rapoport Centennial
Chair in Economics and Public Affairs at The University of Texas at
Austin. They also instituted the Audre and Bernard Rapoport
Regents Chair of Liberal Arts, the Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial
Professorship in Government, the Ralph W. Yarborough Centennial
Professorship in Liberal Arts, the Edward Everett Hale Centennial
Professorship in Economics and the Rapoport Centennial
Professorship of Liberal Arts, all at U. T. Austin.
Mr. Rapoport serves as a Trustee for Paul Quinn College, the
Waco Boy's Club Foundation and The Bernard and Audre Rapoport
Foundation all of Waco. From 1979-1980, he was Waco Chairman of
the United Negro College Fund.
Regent Rapoport is involved in numerous boards and committees,
including The Brazos Club Board of Governors, the National
Institute for Citizen Education in the Law, the Waco Business
League, and the Texas Council of Advisors for the Institute for the
Humanities at Salado. He also is a member of the board of
directors for Central National Bank, Religion in American Life, the
Texas Humanities Resource Center and the American Jewish Congress.
National committees with which he is involved include the Economic
Policy Institute, Joint Action In Community Service, Inc. and the
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
last updated February 13, 1991