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Henry Morgenthau, American federal official. Recipient Grand Officer Legion of Honor, 1946, Chinese Order Auspicious Star, Grand Cordon, 1948.


Morgenthau, Henry was born on May 11, 1891 in New York City. Son of Henry and Josephine (Sykes) Morgenthau.


Student, Cornell University, 1913. Doctor of Laws, Temple University, 1938. Doctor of Laws, Amherst College, 1942.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1945. Doctor of Humane Letters, Yeshiva University, 1948.


Public American Agriculturist, 1922-1933. Conservation commissioner State of New York. Chairman Governor Roosevelt's agricultural advisory commission.

Chairman Taconic State Park commission. Member Farm Board Washington, 1933. Governor Farm Credit Administration, 1933.

Acting and under-secretary United States treasury, 1933-1934. Secretary treasury Cabinet of President Franklin Roosevelt, 1934-1945.


General chairman United Jewish Appeal, 1947-1950, honorary chairman, 1951-1953. Chairman board governors Hebrew University, 1950-1951, American Financial and Development Corporation for Israel, 1951-1954. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy, World War I. Member Obed Lodge, Jordon Lodge, Century Country Club (New York City, Amrita Club, Dutchess Golf and Country Club, Metropolitan Club, National Press Club (Washington).


Married Elinor Fatman, April 17, 1916 (deceased September 21, 1949). Children: Henry, Robert, Joan. Married Marcelle Puthon, November 21, 1951.

Henry Morgenthau

Josephine (Sykes) Morgenthau

Elinor Fatman

Marcelle Puthon

Henry Morgenthau

Robert Morgenthau

Joan Morgenthau