Isidor Straus

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Isidor Straus
Isidor Straus 1903.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
January 30, 1894 – March 3, 1895
Preceded by Ashbel P. Fitch
Succeeded by Philip B. Low[1]
Personal details
Born (1845-02-06)February 6, 1845
Otterberg, Palatinate, then ruled by the Kingdom of Bavaria
Died April 15, 1912(1912-04-15) (aged 67)
RMS Titanic, near Atlantic Ocean
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s)
Rosalie Ida Blun (m. 1871–1912)
Children Jesse Isidor Straus
Clarence Elias Straus
Percy Selden Straus
Sara (Straus) Hess
Minnie (Straus) Weil
Herbert Nathan Straus
Vivian (Straus) Dixon
Occupation Co-owner of Macy's department store

Isidor Straus (February 6, 1845 – April 15, 1912) was a German-born American businessman, politician, and co-owner of Macy's department store. He also served for just over a year as a member of the United States House of Representatives.[2]

Straus died with his wife, Ida, in the sinking of the passenger ship RMS Titanic. Isidor Straus's body was recovered by the cable ship Mackay-Bennett and taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was identified before being shipped to New York.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Isidor Straus Biography". History, Art and Archives. Office of the Historian, United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 21 December 2016. 
  2. Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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