Bernard Baruch

Born Aug 19, 1870

Bernard Mannes Baruch was an American financier, stock investor, philanthropist, statesman, and political consultant. After his success in business, he devoted his time toward advising U.S. Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt on economic matters and became a philanthropist.… Read More

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1870 Birth Bernard Baruch was born to a Jewish family on August 19, 1870 in Camden, South Carolina, to Belle (nĂ©e Wolfe) and Simon Baruch, a physician. … Read More
1881 10 Years Old In 1881 the family moved from Camden to New York City, where Bernard and his brothers attended local schools. … Read More


1903 32 Years Old By 1903 Baruch had his own brokerage firm and gained the reputation of "The Lone Wolf of Wall Street" because of his refusal to join any financial house.
1910 39 Years Old By 1910, he had become one of Wall Street's best-known financiers. … Read More


1916 45 Years Old In 1916, Baruch left Wall Street to advise President Woodrow Wilson on national defense and terms of peace.
1918 47 Years Old 1 More Event
He served on the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense and, in 1918, became the chairman of the new War Industries Board. … Read More


1943 72 Years Old In February 1943, Roosevelt invited Baruch to replace the widely criticized War Production Board head Donald M. Nelson. … Read More
1944 73 Years Old …  During World War II Baruch remained a trusted adviser and confidant of President Roosevelt, who in 1944 spent a month as a guest at Baruch's South Carolina estate, Hobcaw Barony.
1946 75 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1946 President Harry S. Truman appointed Baruch as the United States representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission (UNAEC).
1947 76 Years Old Baruch resigned from the commission in 1947. … Read More
1960 89 Years Old In 1960, on his ninetieth birthday, a commemorative park bench in Lafayette Park across from the White House was dedicated to him by the Boy Scouts.
1964 93 Years Old …  Upon her death in 1964, the property was transferred to The Belle W. Baruch Foundation as the Hobcaw Barony educational and research preserve. … Read More
1965 95 Years Old He continued to advise on international affairs until his death on June 20, 1965, in New York City, at the age of 94.
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