Henry Morgenthau, Sr.

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Henry Morgenthau, Sr.

Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Place of Burial: Hawthorne, Westchester county, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lazarus Morgenthau and Seline Babette Morgenthau
Husband of Josephine Morgenthau
Father of Helen Fox; Alma Morgenthau; Henry Morgenthau, Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and Ruth Naumburg> Knight
Brother of Maximilian Morgenthau; Recha Morgenthau; Caesar Morgenthau; Mengo Lazarus Morgenthau; Adele Louise Morgenthau and 6 others

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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 27, 1884
Age 28
October 8, 1887
Age 31
New York City, Kings County, NY, USA
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
Hawthorne, Westchester county, NY, USA