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Henry Morgenthau, III

Born: Jan 11, 1917

Profession: Television producer

Nationality: United States

Henry Morgenthau, III

Date of Birth : Jan 11, 1917

Henry Morgenthau III American author and television producer, and scion of the famous Morgenthau dynasty. Henry Morgenthau III is the son of Henry Morgenthau, Jr., who was Franklin D. Roosevelt's U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. He is also thegrandson of US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Sr. and grandnephew of New York Governor and Senator Herbert H. Lehman. Henry Morgenthau III is brother of former New York County District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, as well as of Joan Elizabeth Morgenthau Hirschhorn, who was professor of clinical pediatrics and preventive medicine and the associate dean for student affairs at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His cousin is eminent American historian Barbara Tuchman. His son is cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. Henry Morgenthau III is an observant Jew who rediscovered his religion after his marriage in 1962. His Viennese born wife, Ruth Schachter Morgenthau, was professor of international politics at Brandeis University and an advisor to President Jimmy Carter on rural development in poor countries. Her parents, Osias and Mizia Kramer Schachter, owned a textile importing company until they fled from the Nazis in 1940.


  • Television producer


  • Elinor Fatman Morgenthau
  • Henry Morgenthau, Jr.


  • Ruth Schachter Morgenthau


  • Kramer Morgenthau

Awards Won

  • National Jewish Book Award for Autobiography/Memoir
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