Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946

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Henry Morgenthau (b. April 26, 1856, Mannheim, German Confederation–d. November 25, 1946, New York City, NY) was born to wealthy parents in Mannheim German where his father had successful cigar factory in German. The family emigrated to the US in 1866. Morgenthau attended City College of New York and Columbia Law School. In the 1910s he became invovled in the Democratic party and donated handsomely to Woodrow Wilson's election campaign in 1912. He was appointed ambassador to Ottoman Empire (1913-1916) by Pres. Wilson. During his service he became engaged with Armenian Genocide and tried to stop it and involved the US. Along with several other wealthy businessmen he raised over $100 million in aid and ensured the genocide received coverage in the newspapers. In 1919 he was head of the United States government fact-finding mission to Poland resulting in the Morgenthau Report. In 1933, he was the American representative at the Geneva Conference. Morgenthau Married Josephine Skyes in 1882, had 4 children; his son Henry Morgenthau, Jr., was Secretary of the Treasury.
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referencedIn Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. Papers, 1900-1956. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Additional Papers of Henry Morgenthau, Sr., 1876 - 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
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parent-in-law of Morgenthau, Elinor, -1949 person
parentOf Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967 person
grandparentOf Morgenthau, Henry, 1917- person
childOf Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897 person
childOf Morgenthau, Lazarus, 1815-1897. person
grandparentOf Morgenthau, Robert M. person
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correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Ruppin, Arthur, 1876-1943. person
associatedWith Ruthven, Alexander Grant, 1882- person
associatedWith Schiff, Jacob H. (Jacob Henry), 1847-1920. person
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associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
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associatedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Vickrey, Charles Vernon, 1876-1966. person
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associatedWith Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940. person
correspondedWith Warburg, Felix M. (Felix Moritz), 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Warburg, Paul M. (Paul Moritz), 1868-1932. person
associatedWith White, Harry Dexter, 1892-1948. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edith Bolling Galt, 1872-1961. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1874-1949. person
associatedWith Wolf, Lucien, 1857-1930. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Mannheim 01 DE
New York City NY US
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Refugees--Greece
Jews--Poland
Jews
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Refugees--Armenia
World War, 1914-1918--Refugees
Elections
Zionism
Jews--Palestine
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Turkey
Refugees
Elections--United States
Occupation
Diplomats
Businessmen
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Birth 1856-04-26

Death 1946-11-25

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