BERNARD M. BARUCH - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 80633
BERNARD M. BARUCH Inscribed photo of the self-made multi-millionaire and advisor to Presidents Photograph Inscribed and Signed: "To Juliet Phillips a good helper in a/difficult task with regards/BM Baruch". B/w with brown hue, 8x10 overall, image 7x8½, affixed to 10x12 board (two surfaces).
Sale Price $427.50
BERNARD M. BARUCH
Inscribed photo of the self-made multi-millionaire and advisor to Presidents
Photograph Inscribed and Signed: "To Juliet Phillips a good helper in a/difficult task with regards/BM Baruch". B/w with brown hue, 8x10 overall, image 7x8½, affixed to 10x12 board (two surfaces). Harris & Ewing photograph. U.S. financier Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965), who made his fortune on Wall Street, became an influential adviser to U.S. Presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Lyndon B. Johnson. During his later years, Baruch's "presidential advisory post" was a park bench in Lafayette Square, across from the White House. Wilson had appointed Baruch to the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense in 1916. In April 1917, after the U.S. entered WWI (1914-1918), Baruch served as Chairman of the War Industries Board. In 1919, he represented the U.S. on the Supreme Economic Council at the Versailles Peace Conference. With the onset of WWII, Baruch advised Roosevelt on wartime economic mobilization. After the War (1939-1945), he sat on the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. Baruch proposed the Baruch Plan for international development and control of atomic energy. Baruch had begun working on Wall Street after graduating from the College of the City of New York in 1889. Speculating in the stock market, he became a millionaire by age 30. His alma mater named its business school for Baruch in 1953. Baruch published his memoirs in two volumes, Baruch: My Own Story (1957) and Baruch: The Public Years (1960).). Lightly rippled. Silvered at background. Slightly soiled at blank margins, ¼-inch tear at lower right blank edge. Fine condition.
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