Baruch, Bernard M. (Bernard Mannes), 1870-1965

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Birth 1870-08-19
Death 1965-06-20
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Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After World War II, President Truman appointed him ambassador to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

From the description of Bernard M. Baruch papers, 1905-1965 (bulk 1917-1965) (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 82800399

Bernard M. Baruch was an American financier and statesman. Born in South Carolina, he was raised and educated in New York City, but was careful to maintain his association with the south. Baruch made a fortune as a maverick investor, and backed Woodrow Wilson's successful run for President. Baruch was named to the War Industries Board, where his canny business practices earned him a national reputation as Wilson's industry czar. He continued to be active in politics and finance, becoming one of Franklin Roosevelt's key World War II advisors and public spokesmen. As his influence subsided, Baruch was disenchanted with economic policies, and in the 1950s he predicted such events as an overwhelming national debt and the emergence of economic powers in areas of lower standards of living, such as Japan and Germany.

From the description of Bernard M. Baruch letter to Mrs. Sherman D. Wakefield, 1952 Jan. 7. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 79637251

Financier, stock broker, presidential advisor, and statesman.

From the description of Papers, 1918-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70954509

Bernard M. Baruch, a financier and public adviser, was a millionaire by the age of thirty thanks to his investments in the stock market. He put his wealth to use in politics and public affairs and became an adviser to Woodrow Wilson, who appointed him chairman of the War Industries Board and a member of the president's war council. After World War I, he took part in the postwar peace conference and later became an adviser to President Roosevelt on defense matters and industrial preparedness for war. After World War II, President Truman appointed him ambassador to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

From the guide to the Bernard M. Baruch Papers, 1701-1965, 1917-1965, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.)

Bernard Mannes Baruch was a financier and head of several war committees, including chairman of the War Industries Board, 1918-1919, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, 1946.

From the description of Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86102560

From the guide to the Speech before the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission, June 14, 1946, 1946, (American Philosophical Society)

Economic advisor to various presidents from Woodrow Wilson through John F. Kennedy; Baruch's official duties included his 1918 appointment by Wilson as Chairman of the War Industries Board; his 1919 appointment as a U.S. Delegate to the Paris Peace Conference; and his 1946 appointment by President Harry Truman as an official U.S. Representative of the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission; in 1905, Baruch purchased Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown County, S.C.as a winter home.

From the description of Bernard M. Baruch papers, 1919-1956. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 39984363

American financier.

From the description of Baruch: the public years [manuscript], 1957-1960. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647804965

Financier.

From the description of Reminiscences of Bernard Mannes Baruch : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122480855

From the description of Reminiscences of Bernard Mannes Baruch : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122343028

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