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The Straus Historical Society, Lee Kohns (1864-1927)

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The Straus Historical Society, Lee Kohns (1864-1927), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1890s

Lee Kohns was born in Columbus, GA., September 1, 1864. His mother, Hermine Straus, was the daughter of Lazarus and Sara Straus. His father was…

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The Straus Historical Society, Isidor Straus (1845-1912)

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The Straus Historical Society, Isidor Straus (1845-1912), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

Isidor (1845-1912), Nathan (1948-1931) and Oscar Straus (1850-1926) were close friends of Grover Cleveland, Governor of New York (1883-1885) and…

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Educational Alliance, Isidor Straus: Educational Alliance

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Educational Alliance, Isidor Straus: Educational Alliance, Educational Alliance & The Straus Historical Society, Building photo - before 1906 Plaque photo - unknown

The Educational Alliance on 197 East Broadway in New York City was founded by a group of Jewish philanthropists including Isidor Straus. The building…

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Kruger and Firemen's Memorial Committee, Isidor Straus: Kruger and Firemen’s Memorial

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Kruger and Firemen's Memorial Committee, Isidor Straus: Kruger and Firemen’s Memorial, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

The Kruger and Firemen's Memorial in New York City was first suggested in 1908 by the late Episcopal Bishop Henry C. Potter. He preached a sermon at…

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The Straus Historical Society, Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives

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The Straus Historical Society, Isidor Straus: U.S. House of Representatives, The Straus Historical Society, 1894

Many people are not aware that Isidor Straus (1845-1912) served in the House of Representatives during the second Cleveland administration. Although…

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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus

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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1930s

Jesse Isidor Straus (1872-1936) was born in June 25th, 1872 at 28 West 38th Street in New York City. He attended Harvard and graduated in 1893 with an…

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Jesse Isidor Straus: Ambassador to France

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Jesse Isidor Straus: Ambassador to France, The Straus Historical Society, 1935

The New York Times reported on February 26th that Jesse Isidor Straus (1872-1936) would be a popular choice if appointed Ambassador to France. On…

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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus: Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA)

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The Straus Historical Society, Jesse Isidor Straus: Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA), The Straus Historical Society, 1920

The official announcement that Jesse Isidor Straus (1872-1936) would head the New York State Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (T.E.R.A.) was…

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The Straus Historical Society, Lina Gutherz Straus (1854-1930)

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The Straus Historical Society, Lina Gutherz Straus (1854-1930), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

Lina Gutherz Straus (1854-1930) was the wife of Nathan Straus and his true partner, who championed his life's work, supported him through his bouts of…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931)

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus (1848-1931), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

When we think of public service and the Straus family, we usually think of Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926). A few of his positions include Minister to…

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