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Maurice Pate

organization executive.

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.


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.

Richard Ellsworth Pate

Rachel M. (Davis) Pate

Martha B. Lucas