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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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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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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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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: New York City Board of Health

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: New York City Board of Health, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1900s

In 1897, Nathan Straus (1848-1931) became the President and Commissioner of the New York City Board of Health for a two year term. Nathan took his…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Jerusalem Health Center

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Jerusalem Health Center, The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

Upon touring the Mediterranean in 1904, Nathan (1848-1931) and Lina Straus (1854-1930) stopped over in Palestine, expecting it to be but one stop of…

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Loving Cup

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The Straus Historical Society, Nathan Straus: Loving Cup, The Straus Historical Society, Unknown

From the New York Times, August 6th, 1911 “Honor for Nathan Straus – Six Hundred Guests Give Him a Loving Cup at Hotel Kaaterskill. Six hundred…

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