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Oscar S. Straus

AKA Oscar Solomon Straus

Born: 23-Dec-1850
Birthplace: Otterberg, Rhenist Bavaria, Germany
Died: 3-May-1926
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Beth-El Cemetery, Queens, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat, Government
Party Affiliation: Progressive

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Thrice Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire

First Jewish cabinet member.

Father: Lazarus Straus
Mother: Sara Straus
Brother: Isidor Straus (congressman, d. 1912 on the Titanic)
Brother: Nathan Straus
Wife: Sarah Lavanburg (m. 19-Apr-1882, three children)

    University: BA, Columbia University (1871)
    Law School: JD, Columbia Law School (1873)

    US Ambassador to Turkey (1909-10)
    US Secretary of Commerce and Labor (1906-09)
    Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) (1902-24)
    US Ambassador to Turkey (1898-99)
    US Ambassador to Turkey (1887-89)
    L. Straus & Sons Partner (glassware)
    New York State Official New York Public Service Commission
    League to Enforce Peace (1915-18)
    Naturalized US Citizen (1854)

Author of books:
The Origin of the Republican Form of Government in the United States (1885)
Reform in the Consular Service (1894)
The American Spirit (1913)
Under Four Administrations: From Cleveland to Taft (1922)


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