NAB Life Member, Ruth Altshuler Honored with History-Making Texan Award


Ruth Altshuler, photo: History-Making Texans committee

For 10 years, the Texas State History Museum Foundation has recognized incredible Texans with the History-Making Texan Award. It spotlights Texans who have “led distinguished careers in both public and private sectors.”

On March 1, Ruth Altshuler, Life Member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board (NAB), was honored with this award, alongside Ross Perot, by the Texas State History Museum Foundation. Fellow NAB member, past award-winner, and Former First Lady Laura Bush introduced Ruth while General Jim Jones did the honors for Ross Perot.

Past recipients have been Barbara and President George H.W. Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Walter Cronkite, Ambassador Robert Strauss, Herb Kelleher, Dr. Denton Cooley, Van Cliburn, Coach Daryl Royal, Secretary of State James Baker, Laura and President George W. Bush, Rita and Gov. Bill Clements, Barbara Conrad, Gene Krantz and George Mitchell.

Shortly thereafter, this very special lady to so many turned 90. NAB member, Gene Jones hosted a luncheon in their home to celebrate, during which the mayor of Dallas stopped by to present Ruth with a plaque from the mayor and city council.

We send our congratulations and best wishes to Ruth, who has bestowed so many blessings upon the service, impact and leadership of The Salvation Army.

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Left to Right: NAB members, Sally Harris and Ruth Altschuler, along with Ruth’s grand-daughter, Michelle, and daughter, Susan

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