TEXANS IN WASHINGTON
Holocaust museum chief worries message may fade
Wharton native, appointed by Bush, passionate in his support for Israel

By JULIE MASON
Copyright 2006 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON – Like a proper Washingtonian, Fred Zeidman crowds the shelves in his executive office with photos of himself rubbing shoulders with presidents and dignitaries.

But Zeidman also is a proper Texan, and speaks wistfully of his old cowboy hat — a Lone Star flourish he gave up because it clashed with the formality of his latest job as chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
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