Oscar Straus (politician)
Oscar Solomon Straus (December 23rd, 1850; May 3rd, 1926) was a American Politician . He was secretary Commercial and the Work of the United States under the president Theodore Roosevelt of 1906 with 1909. Oscar Strauss was it first politician of Jewish origin to becoming secretary in a cabinet of the President of the United States.
As a Secretary of State to the Trade, Oscar Straus took part in particular, in company of the president Theodore Roosevelt, the Large Master about the B' nai B' rith Adolf Kraus, and of the banker Jacob Schiff with the peace negotiations of Portsmouth between Russia and Japan, following the Guerre Russo-Japanese woman (1904-1905).
It left the Département the Commercial in 1909 when the republican William Howard Taft became president and was named as ambassador of the United States in the Ottoman Empire until in 1910. In 1912, it was presented without success to the election for the post of governor of New York.
The Strauss family illustrated itself by many influential members, like the grandson of Oscar Strauss, Roger W. Straus, Jr., which founded the publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux; his/her brother, Isidor Straus, died on board the Titanic, which was a representative 15th district of New York City of 1894 with 1895, and joint owner of the stores Macy' S with his/her brother, Nathan Straus; its nephew, Jesse Isador Straus, ambassador in France of 1933 with 1936.
With Washington, D.C, the Oscar Straus Memorial commemorates completions of this famous American statesman of Yiddish origin.
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