Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967

Alternative names
Birth 1871
Death 1967
Birth 1891
Birth 1891-05-11
Death 1967-02-06
Americans, Americans
German, English

Biographical notes:

Epithet: US banker and diplomatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001150.0x000351

Henry Morgenthau, Jr. (1891-1967), neighbor and life-long friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, served under Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt as Conservation Commissioner of the State of New York from 1929 to 1933. He was also Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Agriculture, and member of the Taconic State Park Commission. Under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Morgenthau served as Chairman of the Federal Farm Board from March to May 1933, as Governor of the Farm Credit Administration from May to November 1933, as Under Secretary of the Treasury from November to December 1933, and Secretary of the Treasury from January 1934 to July 1945. Morgenthau was Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal from 1947 to 1951.

From the description of Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581613

Cabinet member in Roosevelt's administration; Washington, D.C.

From the description of Henry Morgenthau interview summary, 1964 Nov. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220199190

At the time that Werfel wrote, Morgenthau was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Werfel refers to Morgenthau's father, Henry Morgenthau (1856-1946), as a friend; the elder Morgenthau had been the U.S. ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian genocide.

From the description of Correspondence from Franz Werfel, 1941. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864001

Government official.

From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Morgenthau : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122587631

Government official, diplomat.

Morgenthau, a resident of Dutchess County and close friend of Franklin D. Roosevelt, held government offices under Roosevelt as New York State Governor and U.S. President, including Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-1945.

From the description of Papers, 1866-1953, 1933-1953 (bulk) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524268


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  • New Deal, 1933-1939
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  • Finance, Public--History--20th century--Sources
  • Real property
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