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Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) was an American statesman who served as an advisor to U.S. presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. He served on numerous political councils including the War Industries Board and the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense. Baruch was an active alumnus of his alma mater, the School of Business and Civil Administration of the College of the City of New York, and the school was later renamed the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business and Public Administration in 1953 in honor of Baruch. Baruch donated Chinese ceramics to the Metropolitan Museum of Art after his death in 1965.