Dr. Herman Baruch, Former U.S. Ambassador, Dies; Was 80 Years Old
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Dr. Herman Baruch, Former U.S. Ambassador, Dies; Was 80 Years Old

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Dr. Herman B. Baruch, former American Ambassador to the Netherlands and Portugal, died last night at his home in nearby Wyandanch, Long Island. He was 80.

Dr. Baruch, a physician, also entered the field of finance, as did his brother Bernard. He entered the field of diplomacy in 1943 as chief of an economic warfare mission in Brazil. After his retirement from the foreign service field in 1949, Dr. Baruch devoted himself principally to the Simon Baruch Foundation which worked on infantile paralysis research.

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