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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Bernard Baruch

Bernard Baruch, 1944

Bernard Baruch was an American financier and statesman. Born in 1870, Baruch amassed a fortune on the New York Stock Exchange and foresaw the Wall Street crash; he impressed President Woodrow Wilson by managing the nation’s economic mobilization in World War I as chairman of the War Industries Board, and his Sitting record reads: “Mr. Bernard M. Baruch, May 11, 1944. Special Advisor to Director, Office of War Mobilization. For LIFE Magazine.”

Baruch died on this day, June 20, in 1965. Read more about his life (Wikipedia).

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