Herman Murray-Jacoby Edit Profile
Educated University of Berlin, 1913, Columbia, 1915-1916, New York University, 1916-1917.
Business training with Hayden, Stone & Company (New York), Minerals Separation Syndicate (London). Was at various times chairman of board Associated Public Utilities Corporation, president N. American Water Works Corporation and director Southern Cities Utilities Company, West Virginia Utilities Company, Buffalo & Erie R.R., Metropolitan Fire Insurance Company, Guardian Fire Assurance Corporation, American Equitable Assurance Corporation, Merchants and Manufacturers Fire Insurance Company, New York Fire Insurance Company, Globe Insurance Company of America, Knickerbocker Insurance Company Appointed, 1930, head of diplomatic mission to Abyssinia, rank of ambassador extraordinary. Economics consultant Dominican Republic, 1934.
Elected president Dominican Chamber Commerce of the United States, director A.d.c. to Honorary Harry H. Woodring, rank of colonel, 1932. Went to Puerto Rico to compile extensive report for Secretary of War Harry H. Wodring, 1936. Appointed commercial adviser Dominican Republic, 1941.
Plenipotentiary delegate Inter-American Conference of America Republics on financial and economic control, 1942. One of signatories of final treaty Pan-American Union, Washington, District of Columbia United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference, technical advisor to chairman, United States Congressional Committee on Coinage, Weights & Measures. Appointed official delegate Ethiopian Red Cross in United States at outbreak of Italo-Ethiopian War.
Economic adviser to Egyptian finance minister, 1935. Appointed August 1927, member National Housing Committee, later vice-chairman Commander Order of St. Sava (Yugoslavia). Commander Order of Juan Pablo Duarte Dominican Republic).
Grand Cordon Order of Menelik (Abyssinia). Commander Order of Al Merito (Ecuador). Officer Order of Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (Cuba).
Former trustee Friends Seminary and Friends Schools, Greater New New York.
Member American board of trustees Paris Theological Seminary. Member Society of Friends.; Member British Schools and Universities.
Married Catherine Fairbanks Murray, August 2, 1920. Children: Elaine (Mistress F. Courtney Stone), Beatrice (Dona Beatrice de Holguin).