Blumenthal, George - from Germany | United States
Country of meeting: in the year 1922
Banker who served as the head of the U.S branch of Lazard Frères. Blumenthal a foreign-exchange banker was sent to the United States by Speyer & Co., and rose to prominence as the head of the U.S branch of Lazard Frères.
He was also a partner of Lazard Frères in France. He retired from Lazard in 1901, giving up his seat on the stock exchange, and returned as a partner in 1906. He returned to the stock exchange in 1916, purchasing a seat for $63,000 (equivalent to $1,450,541 today). With J.P. Morgan the elder, he was one of five bankers who saved Grover Cleveland from giving up specie payments in 1896, with their $65,000,000 gold loans.
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