Henry Morgenthau, III

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Henry Morgenthau, III

Death: July 11, 2018 (101) (aortic stenosis)
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Elinor Morgenthau
Husband of Ruth S. Morgenthau
Father of Private; Private and Kramer Morgenthau
Brother of Robert Morris Morgenthau and Dr. Joan Elizabeth Hirschhorn, M.D.

Managed by: Simon Goodman
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About Henry Morgenthau, III

Henry Morgenthau III is an American author and television producer, and scion of the famous Morgenthau dynasty and member of the Lehman family.


Obituary from the Washington Post, July 14, 2018.

Henry Morgenthau III, a TV producer and documentarian who helped shape public television in its early days and provided a forum for the nation’s civil rights conversation in the 1960s, died July 11 at a retirement community in Washington. He was 101.

The cause was complications from aortic stenosis, his daughter Sarah Morgenthau said.

A scion of a prominent German-Jewish family, Mr. Morgenthau was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s treasury secretary, a grandson of the U.S. ambassador to the Ottoman Empire under President Woodrow Wilson, the older brother of former Manhattan district attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, and a cousin of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Barbara W. Tuchman.


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Henry Morgenthau, III's Timeline

January 11, 1917
December 1966
Age 49
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
July 11, 2018
Age 101