Baruch, Bernard, 1870-1965

Baruch was one of ROOSEVELT’s economic advisers and was an extremely influential businessman. In 1941 he put forward his criticisms of the war economy and was appointed special adviser to BYRNES’ Office of War Mobilization. In 1943 he produced a comprehensive report on how industry should adapt to wartime requirements. In 1946 President TRUMAN appointed him US representative to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission and Baruch produced a plan to establish control of all atomic energy activities dangerous to the world, but it was rejected by the USSR.

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