Eric L. Treisman
Eric L. Treisman died on April 3, after being removed from life support after suffering a massive heart attack four days earlier.
Eric was well known in many circles, especially the supporters of Tibetan political causes and in the Democratic party for those who remember his 1996
run for the United States Senate nomination, which he lost to Art Trujillo, who then lost to incumbent Senator Pete Domenici. Treisman was a very early
campaigner for the Space Port in Southern New Mexico. He was the personal lawyer for Paljor Thondup, founder of Project Tibet on Canyon Road, and for
many years, Eric had his law office there at Project Tibet.
In the late 70's, after finishing at Stanford, he served as legal aide working for Dine Legal Services in Window Rock
Arizona, and he also worked in Alaska to help set up the Native Alaskan Corporation, a tribal entity that benefits Eskimos and Innuit people.
Eric leaves behind his mother, Doris Treisman, sisters Ruth and Naomi Treisman all of Oakland, California, a son from his first marriage, Zack Treisman, 33, of Vancouver, and two young sons from his second marriage, Alex, 8, and Aaron, 4.
Contributions in Eric's memory can be made to Project Tibet to projects to help immigrants, a cause Eric Treisman would have
stipulated as still vital to him, after 30 years of never abandoning these people.
- from Stephen Fox, Editor, New Mexico Sun News