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W. Michael Blumenthal Edit Profile

also known as Werner Michael Blumenthal

secretary , company executive

W. Michael Blumenthal, manufacturing company executive, former United States Secretary of the Treasury. Recipient Bundesverdienstkreuz, Federal Republican Germany, 1999, Leo Baeck medal, 1999, Goethe medal, 2002, Culture Prize of Berlin, 2002, Great Cross of Merit with Star, Federal Republican Germany, 2006. Member Business Council, United States-Japan Business Council (steering committee).


Blumenthal, W. Michael was born on January 3, 1926 in Oranienburg, Germany. Son of Ewald and Rose Valerie (Mark) Blumenthal.


Bachelor of Science, University California, Berkeley, 1951. Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Princeton University, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1956.


Research associate Princeton University, 1954-1957. Vice president, board directors Crown Cork International Corporation, 1957-1961. Deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs United States Department State, 1961.

Deputy special representative for trade negotiations The White House, 1963-1967. President Bendix International, 1967-1970. Vice-chairman Bendix Corporation, 1970-1971, president, chief operating officer, 1971-1972, chairman, president, Chief Executive Officer, 1972-1977.

Secretary United States Department Treasury, Washington, 1977-1979. Vice-chairman, Chief Executive Officer Unisys Corporation (formerly Burroughs Corporation), Detroit, 1980-1981, chairman, Chief Executive Officer, 1981-1990. Senior advisory Lazard Frères & Company, LLC, 1990—1996.

Director Jewish Museum Berlin, since 1997. Board Bendix Corporation, 1967-1977, Tenneco, Inc., DaimlerChrysler Services AG. Member international advisory board Chemical Bank.


Member Business Council, United States-Japan Business Council (steering committee).


Married Margaret Polley, 1951. Children: Jane, Anne, Jill. Married Barbara Bennett.

1 child Michael.

Ewald Blumenthal

Rose Valerie (Mark) Blumenthal

Barbara Bennett

Margaret Polley

Anne Blumenthal

Jane Blumenthal

Jill Blumenthal

Michael Blumenthal