Board Member

Martin Frost

      Martin Frost served 26 years as a Congressman from the 24th District of Texas (Dallas-Ft. Worth) from 1979 to 2005.  During that time he served eight years in the House Democratic Leadership, four years as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (1995-1999) and four years as chair of the House Democratic Caucus (1999-2002).  He was a member of the House Rules Committee and the House Budget Committee.  Since leaving Congress he served four years as chair of the National Endowment for Democracy (2013-2017) and is immediate President of the Former Members of Congress Association. He was also the the only Jewish Congressman ever elected from the state of Texas.  He was an adjunct professor in the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management for five years and served as a fellow at the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.   He holds journalism and history degrees from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.  Frost and former Republican Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia co-authored the recent book, “The Partisan Divide – Congress in Crisis.” He was the House author of the National Amber Alert.