Straus, Nathan

   US merchant and philanthropist. Nathan Straus was one of the heads of R.H.Macy, the New York department store, and was a well-known philanthropist. He was deeply interested in public health and campaigned successfully for pasteurization of milk in New York State. He endowed health and child care centres in Palestine, under the auspices of Hadassah.
   His younger brother Oscar Solomon (1850–1926) served three times as United States minister or ambassador to Turkey in 1887–9, 1898–1900, 1909– 10, as United States member of The Hague Court of Arbitration, and as secretary of commerce and labour under President Theodore Roosevelt (1906–9), being the first Jewish cabinet minister in the United States. He was president of the American Jewish Historical Society.

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  • Straus, Nathan — ▪ American businessman born Jan. 31, 1848, Otterberg, Bavaria [Germany] died Jan. 11, 1931, New York, N.Y., U.S.  an owner of Macy s department store in New York City and a pioneer in public health and child welfare; he has been considered the… …   Universalium

  • Straus, Nathan — (1848 1931)    American merchant and philanthropist, brother of Oscar Solomon Straus. He was commissioner first for parks then for health in New York, and a member of the New York Forest Preserve Board. He established a milk pasteurization… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Nathan Straus — (January 31, 1848–January 11, 1931) was an American merchant and philanthropist who co owned two of New York City s biggest department stores – R.H. Macy Company and Abraham Straus – before giving away most of his fortune to the Zionist cause …   Wikipedia

  • STRAUS — STRAUS, U.S. family of department store merchants, industrialists, public servants and philanthropists. Its founder, LAZARUS STRAUS (1809–1898), went to the U.S. in 1852 and settled in Talbotton, Georgia. Straus s three sons, all of whom were… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Straus — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Emil Straus (1899–1985), deutscher Pädagoge, Diplomat und Politiker (CVP) Ernst Gabor Straus (1922–1983), deutsch US amerikanischer Mathematiker Erwin Straus (Psychiater) (1891–1975), deutsch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Strauß [2] — Strauß, 1) Johann, Tanzkomponist, geb. 14. März 1804 in Wien, gest. daselbst 25. Sept. 1849 als k. k. Hofballmusikdirektor, wirkte als Violinist im Lannerschen Tanzorchester, bis er 1824 ein selbständiges Orchester errichtete, mit dem er rasch… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Straus family — German U.S. merchandising family that distinguished itself in public service and philanthropy. The family originated in Bavaria, and the patriarch, Lazarus Straus, immigrated to the U.S. in 1852, followed by his wife and three sons: Isidor… …   Universalium

  • Straus, familia — Familia germano estadounidense dedicada al comercio que se distinguió por su vocación de servicio público y filantropía. Lazarus Straus, el patriarca de esta familia originaria de Baviera, emigró a EE.UU. en 1852 con su esposa y sus tres hijos:… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Straus, Oscar Solomon — ▪ United States statesman born Dec. 23, 1850, Otterberg, Bavaria [Germany] died May 3, 1926, New York, N.Y., U.S.       the first Jewish U.S. Cabinet member (1906–09), three time emissary to Ottoman Turkey (1887–89, 1898–1900, 1909–10), and… …   Universalium

  • Straus — /strows/; Ger. /shtrddows/, n. 1. Isidor, 1845 1912, U.S. retail merchant and politician, born in Bavaria: congressman 1894 95 (brother of Nathan and Oscar Solomon Straus). 2. Nathan, 1848 1931, U.S. retail merchant, born in Bavaria. 3. Oscar /os …   Universalium

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