Alexander Trowbridge

Alexander Trowbridge

Alexander Trowbridge

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Alexander Buel Trowbridge III (December 12, 1929 – April 27, 2006) was the United States Secretary of Commerce from June 14, 1967 to March 1, 1968 in the administration of Lyndon Johnson.

Alexander Trowbridge was born on December 12, 1929, in Englewood, New Jersey. He was the son of American University Professor of Russian History Alexander Buel Trowbridge, Jr., and the grandson of Alexander Buel Trowbridge, former dean of the Cornell University College of Architecture (1897-1902). His grandmother Gertrude Mary Sherman was the great-great-granddaughter of American founding father Roger Sherman. His mother, the former Julie Chamberlain, was the executive director of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation from 1942 to 1961."Julie C. Herzog, Headed the Wilson Foundation." New York Times. May 15, 1980.Interestingly, Trowbridge's step-great-grandfather was also a Secretary of Commerce. Julie Chamberlain married Paul M. Herzog, the former Chairman of the United States National Labor Relations Board, in 1959. Interestingly, Herzog's first wife was the former Madeleine Schafer—the granddaughter of Oscar S. Straus, a former Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt and the first Jewish Cabinet Secretary) in 1929. See: New York Times. November 25, 1986; "Madeleine Schafer Engaged to Marry." New York Times. January 29,...
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