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Bernard Baruch

(1870–1965) US industrialist and financier, the respected adviser of presidents from Wilson to Eisenhower. In World War I he served on the Council of National Defense and was the ...

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James Grant

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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2013
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Social sciences, Politics, Law, History of Law
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357 words

..., Bernard ( 1870 – 1965 ) , venture capitalist, investor, and government official. Born in Camden , South Carolina , and reared in New York City, Bernard Mannes Baruch graduated from the City College of New York in 1889 . His first job on Wall Street, at the brokerage firm of A. A. Housman & Co., paid $3 a week, but he became a millionaire by the time he was thirty. He was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange, a leader in mining finance, and an occasional investor in properties controlled by the Guggenheim family. Although he did not sell...

Baruch, Bernard

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James Grant

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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343 words

...Baruch, Bernard ( 1870–1965 ), venture capitalist, investor, government official. Born in Camden, South Carolina, and reared in New York City , Bernard Mannes Baruch graduated from the City College of New York in 1889 . His first job on Wall Street , at the brokerage firm of A.A. Housman & Co., paid $3 a week, but he became a millionaire by the time he was thirty. He was a governor of the New York Stock Exchange , a leader in mining finance, and an occasional investor in properties controlled by the Guggenheim family. Although he did not sell out just...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
History
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75 words

..., Bernard ( Mannes ) ( 1870–1965 ) US industrialist and financier , the respected adviser of presidents from Wilson to Eisenhower. In World War I he served on the Council of National Defense and was the successful Chairman of the War Industries Board. In the 1940s he acted as special adviser on war mobilization and post-war planning. He was appointed to the UN Atomic Energy Commission, which proposed ( 1946 ) a World Atomic Authority....

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2018
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Quotations
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117 words

...0Bernard Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope, former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature, 16 April 1947 cold war cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Meyer...

Bernard Baruch

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Quotations
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165 words

...Bernard Baruch 1870 1965 American financier Let us not be deceived – we are today in the midst of a cold war. The final phrase describes any tension between powers, short of all-out war, but specifically that between the Soviet Union and the West following the Second World War. In this latter sense it was popularized by Baruch, the American financier and Presidential adviser in a speech in South Carolina (16 April 1947). A year later he was able to note a worsening of the situation to the extent that he could tell the Senate War Investigating Committee:...

Bernard Baruch

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
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173 words

...0Bernard Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser , especially to Franklin roosevelt in the Second World War We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. swope , former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 April 1947 cold war cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years old age always fifteen years always fifteen years older Vote for the man who promises least;...

Bernard Baruch

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
243 words

...Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war. A year earlier, Winston Churchill had announced gloomily, “From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent,” speech, April 5, 1946. According to William Safire in Safire's New Political Dictionary (1993), “cold war” was coined in 1946 in a draft for a speech for Baruch by journalist and political consultant Herbert Bayard Swope but not used by Baruch until the following year. The phrase was popularized by...

Bernard Baruch

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
190 words

...0Bernard Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser Let us not be deceived—we are today in the midst of a cold war. speech to South Carolina Legislature 16 April 1947; the expression ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope, former editor of the New York World midst of a cold war midst of a cold war Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Meyer Berger New York (1960) vote for the man who promises least Vote for the man who promises least You can talk about capitalism and...

Bernard Baruch

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
189 words

...0Bernard Bernard Baruch 1870 – 1965 American financier and presidential adviser We are today in the midst of a cold war. ‘cold war’ was suggested to him by H. B. Swope , former editor of the New York World speech to South Carolina Legislature, 16 April 1947; in New York Times 17 April 1947 in the midst of a cold war in the midst of a cold war To me old age is always fifteen years older than I am. in Newsweek 29 August 1955 old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older old age always fifteen years older Vote for...

Baruch, Bernard M.

Baruch, Bernard M. (1870–1965)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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2004

...also Industry and War. ] Bernard M. Baruch , Baruch: My Own Story , 1957. Bernard M. Baruch , Baruch: The Public Years , 1960. Jordan A. Schwarz , The Speculator: Bernard M. Baruch in Washington, 1917–1965 , 1981. John Whiteclay Chambers...

Baruch, Bernard Mannes

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History
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232 words

..., Bernard Mannes ( 1870–1965 ) US financier and economic adviser. Born in South Carolina, the son of a Jewish doctor who had emigrated from east Prussia, Baruch was educated at the College of the City of New York and began his career as an office junior in a glassware business. He then joined a firm of stockbrokers, becoming a partner at the age of twenty-five and amassing an enormous personal fortune by speculation by the time he was thirty-two. His political influence grew from his friendship with Woodrow Wilson , and subsequently with President F....

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Baruch, Bernard Mannes (19 Aug. 1870)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
167 words

...Baruch, Bernard Mannes (b. Camden, South Carolina , 19 Aug. 1870 ; d. New York , 20 June 1965 ) US financier and political adviser Born to a poor Jewish family, by 1914 he had made a personal fortune on the New York stock exchange. He became the respected adviser of presidents from Wilson to Kennedy , preferring to be an éminence grise to running for elective office. In World War I he served under President Wilson on the Council of National Defense. As chairperson of the War Industries Board 1917–19 , he exercised enormous power over the...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
62 words
Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch  

(1870–1965)US industrialist and financier, the respected adviser of presidents from Wilson to Eisenhower. In World War I he served on the Council of National Defense and was the successful Chairman ...
Bernard Nieuwentijt

Bernard Nieuwentijt  

(1654–1718), Dutch physicist and theologian. The son of a Protestant pastor, Nieuwentijt (also spelled Nieuwentyt) was born in West-Graftdijk, a little village in the north of the province of ...
Nuclear Arms Control Treaties.

Nuclear Arms Control Treaties.  

Efforts to control nuclear weapons began in the first session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, when U.S. delegate Bernard Baruch and Soviet delegate Andrei Gromyko put forward ...
War Industries Board

War Industries Board  

A committee created before World War I whose task was to help mobilize the American economy for possible war. It began in 1916 as the Council on National Defense, a ...
Cartesianism

Cartesianism  

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The philosophical principles embodied in the teaching of R. Descartes.
Anacletus II

Anacletus II  

(antipope 14 Feb. 1130–25Jan. 1138)On the death of Honorius II (13 Feb. 1130), while a minority of cardinals led by the chancellor Aimeric rushed through the clandestine election of Innocent II, the ...
Addison Gayle, Jr.

Addison Gayle, Jr.  

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(1932–1991), literary critic, educator, lecturer, essayist, and biographer.One of the chief advocates of the Black Aesthetic, Addison Gayle, Jr., was born in Newport News, Virginia, on 2 June 1932. ...

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