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 Bernard Mannes Baruch

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Bernard Mannes Baruch

  • Birth 19 Aug 1870 Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 20 Jun 1965 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 65

Financier and Politician. Known by the nickname "The Lonely Lion of Wall Street". He concluded his studies at City College of New York, later becoming a broker at an important New York company, where he acquired much experience in the business world. Thanks to the activity of his brokerage company, Baruch quickly became very rich. After his success in business, he became advisor in Economy for the presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. During World War II he was appointed, as a specialist in commodities and metals, chairman of the War Industries Board, an institution responsible for organizing the U.S. war economy. In 1946, he was appointed by Harry Truman to prepare a plan for disarmament of nuclear weapons, but the attempt was a failure due to opposition of the Soviet Union. According to historians, he coined the term "Cold War", defined as the tension between the two superpowers.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Mannes Baruch (19 Aug 1870–20 Jun 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65, citing Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .