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Bernard M. Baruch

Baruch Brothers

1903 - 1916

Finance

1900 b. 1870
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateCity College of New York
Personal
Born-Died1870 - 1965
BirthplaceSouth Carolina (SC)
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1900

Though Baruch was a very successful financier, he is best known for his four decades of service as an advisor to US Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Franklin Roosevelt. He helped to finance some of the leading industrial firms of his time including Texas Gulf Sulphur, Utah Copper, and the Intercontinental Rubber Company. During World War I, Baruch served as Chairman of the War Industries Board, where he helped to facilitate the military preparedness of the nationís businesses.