Became connected with father’s mortgage and loan business, 1884, admitted as partner, 1888, Chairman of the Board S. W. Straus & Company, Inc., since 1898. Chairman of the Board Franklin Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago, since 1928. President Straus National Bank & Trust Company of New York, Straus National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago.
President American Society for Thrift. Author: History of the Thrift Movement in America, 1920. Originator of the “Straus Plan” of financing loans on buildings and industrial plants.
Office: New York, New York.
Born December 23, 1866