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Maurice Pate

Maurice Pate, American organization executive. Recipient of the Albert Laker award in 1959. Served under Herbert Hoover, Belgium, 1916-1917; Club: Union League (New York City).


  • Pate, Maurice was born on October 14, 1894 in Pender, Nebraska, United States. Son of Richard Ellsworth and Rachel M. (Davis) Pate.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Princeton University, 1915. Doctor of Humane Letters, Denison U., 1956. Doctor of Philosophy., Princeton University, 1958.


    • Served under Herbert Hoover, Belgium, 1916-1917. Assistant to director American Relief Administration in Poland, 1919-1922. In financial and sales work, Standard Oil Corporation of New Jersey in Poland, 1922-1927.

      Import and banking business, own firm, Poland, 1927-1935. Investment banker and director natural gas and machine tools companies, New York City, 1935-1939. President Common for Polish Relief, 1939-1941.

      Director A. R.C. Relief to Prisoners of War, Washington, 1941-1946. Accompanied Herbert Hoover on his world food surveys in spring and summer of 1946. Executive director U. N. International Children's Emergency Fund since 1947.

      Director Belgian-American Ednl. Foundation Servd with United States Army, France, 1917-1918.


    Served under Herbert Hoover, Belgium, 1916-1917. Club: Union League (New York City).


    • Married Martha B. Lucas, October 31, 1961.
    • father: Richard Ellsworth Pate
    • mother: Rachel M. (Davis) Pate
    • spouse: Martha B. Lucas
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    Born October 14, 1894
    Died January 19, 1965
    (aged 70)