Henry Morgenthau, Sr. (1856 - 1946)

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Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
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About Henry Morgenthau, Sr.


US Diplomat & Philanthropist.

A lawyer, businessman and United States ambassador, most famous as the American ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. As ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Morgenthau has come to be identified as the most prominent American to speak out against the Armenian Genocide.

Morgenthau was father of the politician Henry Morgenthau, Jr.. His grandchildren included Robert M. Morgenthau, District Attorney of Manhattan for 35 years, and Barbara Tuchman, noted author and historian.



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Henry Morgenthau, Sr.'s Timeline

April 26, 1856
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
May 10, 1883
Age 27
New York, NY, USA
May 27, 1884
Age 28
October 8, 1887
Age 31
October 8, 1887
Age 31
May 11, 1891
Age 35
May 11, 1891
Age 35
New York, New York, United States
July 22, 1894
Age 38
November 25, 1946
Age 90
New York, NY, USA