Henry Morgenthau, III

Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 10 Jul 2018 (aged 101)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 198761334 · View Source
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Henry Morgenthau III was a scion of Jewish-American aristocracy, a descendant on his mother's side of Mayer Lehman, a co-founder of Lehman Brothers and the son of Henry Morgenthau Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt's U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He was a grandson of US Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire Henry Morgenthau, Sr. and the grandnephew of New York Governor and Senator Herbert H. Lehman. He was the brother of former New York County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau and of medical professor Joan Elizabeth Morgenthau Hirschhorn. A cousin was the American historian Barbara Tuchman. He graduated from Princeton University in 1939 where he was an editorial-board member of the Daily Princetonian. During World War II, Morgenthau served in the US Army. Upon returning home he joined the television business, most notably as a chief producer of WGBH Boston from 1955-77 during which time he won Peabody and many other awards. He married presidential advisor Ruth Schachter Morgenthau. Morgenthau served as a vice president of the Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and as manager of the Morse Communication Center at Brandeis University. He wrote Mostly Morgenthaus: A Family History (1991), detailing his family history. In 2016, at the age of 99, Morgenthau III published his first book of poetry entitled "A Sunday in Purgatory."

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  • Created by: Paul S.
  • Added: 30 Apr 2019
  • Find A Grave Memorial 198761334
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Morgenthau, III (11 Jan 1917–10 Jul 2018), Find A Grave Memorial no. 198761334, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hawthorne, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Paul S. (contributor 18204635) .