Baruch, Bernard Mannes

   US financier and presidential adviser. ‘Barney’ Baruch made a fortune as a stockbroker by acquiring an expert knowledge of the international market in raw materials. In World War I, President Wilson put him in charge of the Commission on Raw Materials, Minerals, and Metals, and then of the War Industries Board. He was a member of the Supreme Economic Council of the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. Baruch remained an unofficial economic adviser to successive presidents. During World War II he dealt, at President Roosevelt’s request, with problems of rubber shortage, manpower for the new war plants on the West Coast and post- war reconstruction plans. As the US representative on the United Nations Atomic Energy Committee in 1946, he put forward the famous Baruch Plan for the international control of atomic weapons. It was vetoed by the Soviet Union in 1948.
   Baruch lived to the age of ninety-five and in his later years became a legendary figure, always sitting on the same bench in New York’s Central Park, dispensing sage advice to newspapermen and anyone else who sought it. Among the books he wrote were American Industry in the War (1941) and two volumes of memoirs.

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  • Baruch,Bernard Mannes — Ba·ruch (bə ro͞okʹ), Bernard Mannes. 1870 1965. American stock broker, public official, and political adviser for every President from Woodrow Wilson to John F. Kennedy. * * * …   Universalium

  • Baruch, Bernard Mannes — (1870 1965)    Born in South Carolina, after graduating from City College in New York, Bernard Baruch became a financier and successful Wall Street broker and investor. He supported Woodrow Wilson in 1912 and was appointed to the Advisory… …   Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era

  • Baruch, Bernard (Mannes) — born Aug. 19, 1870, Camden, S.C., U.S. died June 20, 1965, New York, N.Y. U.S. financier and adviser to presidents. After graduating from the College of the City of New York in 1889, he went to work in Wall Street brokerage houses, where he… …   Universalium

  • Baruch, Bernard (Mannes) — (19 ago. 1870, Camden, S.C., EE.UU.– 20 jun. 1965, Nueva York, N.Y.). Financista estadounidense y asesor presidencial. Se graduó en el City College de Nueva York en 1889 e ingresó a trabajar en las oficinas de corredores de Wall Street, donde… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Bernard Mannes Baruch — noun economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870 1965) • Syn: ↑Baruch, ↑Bernard Baruch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑financier, ↑moneyman, ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Baruch College — Coordinates: 40°44′25″N 73°59′00″W / 40.740159°N 73.98338°W / 40.740159; 73.98338 …   Wikipedia

  • Baruch — /bair euhk/ for 1; /beuh roohk / for 2, 3, n. 1. the amanuensis and friend of Jeremiah and nominal author of the book of Baruch in the Apocrypha. Jer. 32:12. 2. Bernard Mannes /man euhs/, 1870 1965, U.S. statesman and financier. 3. a male given… …   Universalium

  • Baruch — noun 1. economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870 1965) • Syn: ↑Bernard Baruch, ↑Bernard Mannes Baruch • Instance Hypernyms: ↑financier, ↑moneyman, ↑statesman, ↑solon, ↑national leader …   Useful english dictionary

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