Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926)

Title

Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926)

Description

Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926) is noted for his brilliant professional life. He was one of America's first career diplomats; serving his country under four administrations including Cleveland, McKinley, T. Roosevelt and Taft: both Democrat and Republican. He was Minister to Constantinople and then Ambassador to Turkey between 1887 and 1910. He served as Secretary of Commerce and Labor from 1906 through 1909 under President Theodore Roosevelt. Oscar Straus was Minister to the International Court of Arbitration at The Hague and was instrumental in having the Covenant of the League of Nations written into the Treaty of Versailles. He was one of the founders of the Young Men's Hebrew Association in 1874, a founder and first president of the American Jewish Historical Society from its inception in 1892 to 1898 and was the author of several books including his autobiography, Under Four Administrations: From Cleveland to Taft.

Oscar S. Straus wrote, "Had diplomacy been a career, nothing would have pleased me more than to continue in such service of my country."

Creator

The Straus Historical Society

Date

Circa 1920s

Source

https://cdn4.picryl.com/photo/1912/01/01/oscar-solomon-straus-head-and-shoulders-portrait-facing-left-640.jpg

Relation

Links:

“Oscar Straus – Minister to Constantinople, 1887 – 1888” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 2 (New York: August 1994); pp. 4-8.

http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org/uploads/1/1/8/1/11810298/_______nwsltr894.pdf

“Oscar Solomon Straus – Minister to Constantinople, Letters 1888 – 1888” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 3 No. 1 (New York: February 1995); pp. 2-5.

http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org/uploads/1/1/8/1/11810298/_______nwsltr295.pdf

“Rededication Ceremony, Oscar S. Straus Memorial, October 26, 1998” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 7 No. 1 (New York: February 1999); pp. 1-2.

http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org/uploads/1/1/8/1/11810298/_________nwsltr299.pdf

“Oscar Solomon Straus - Lawyer, Author, Merchant, Philanthropist” Straus Historical Society Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 1 (New York: August 2003); pp. 1-7.

http://www.straushistoricalsociety.org/uploads/1/1/8/1/11810298/_____nwsltr803.pdf

Rights

Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926).

Source: The Straus Historical Society

Publisher

The Straus Historical Society

Contributor

The Straus Historical Society

Format

Medium: Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Oscar S. Straus, Straus Family, Biography, Diplomacy, Presidents, Turkey, Commerce, Labor, Jewish

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://cdn4.picryl.com/photo/1912/01/01/oscar-solomon-straus-head-and-shoulders-portrait-facing-left-640.jpg

Reference

The Straus Historical Society, Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926), The Straus Historical Society, Circa 1920s

Cite As

The Straus Historical Society, “Oscar S. Straus (1850-1926),” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed April 20, 2021, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/490.