Straus, Oscar Solomon

(1850-1926)
   American diplomat and jurist, brother of Nathan Straus. He served as American minister in Turkey, and later was apointed to the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague. He was secretary of commerce and labour in the US (1906-9) and then ambassador to Turkey. He helped to found the American Jewish Committee, served as an officer of the Baron de Hirsch Fund, and was president of the American Jewish Historical society. In his writings he illustrated the impact of Hebrew concepts on American culture.

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  • 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

  • Oscar Solomon Straus — Oscar Straus Oscar Solomon Straus (* 23. Dezember 1850 in Otterberg in Rheinland Pfalz; † 3. Mai 1926 in New York City) war Diplomat und Handelsminister der USA. Von 1906 bis 1909 war er unter Theodore Roosevelt der erste Jude in einem US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Oscar Straus (Politiker) — Oscar Straus Oscar Solomon Straus (* 23. Dezember 1850 in Otterberg, Königreich Bayern; † 3. Mai 1926 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Diplomat deutscher Herkunft und Handels und Arbeitsminister der Vereinigten Staaten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Oscar Straus (politician) — This article is about the United States ambassador and politician. For the music composer, see Oscar Straus (composer). Oscar Solomon Straus 3rd US Secretary of Commerce and Labor …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Oscar Straus Memorial — The Justice portion of the memorial which celebrates the inherent right to worship. The Oscar S. Straus Memorial in Washington, D.C., commemorates the accomplishments of the first Jew to serve in the cabinet of a U.S. president. Oscar Solomon… …   Wikipedia

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