Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr. is a lawyer, academic, writer and a US diplomat born in Boston Massachusetts in 1895. Berle is the youngest graduate in school history. He graduated at the age of 21 from Harvard Law School. Previously Berle studied at Hardvard College and obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree there.
After completing his education, he decided to join the military and served as an intelligence officer with a mission to help increase sugar production in the Dominican Republic. Berle became a Member of American Deligation at the Peace Conference in Paris after World War I. After that, he moved to New York City in 1919 and became a Member of the Legal Bureau.
His academic career began in 1972 where Berle worked as a professor of corporate law at Colombia Law School and retired in 1964. In the 1931 election, he joined the Original Franklin D Roosevelt’s Brain Trust Member. Berle also became Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American affairs in New York City in the period 1938-1939
Berle is the principal architect in federal agricultural development and the owner’s home loan program and expansion of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. He was named a Senior Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1944. He became Ambassador of Brazil in 1945-1946. Other information about Berle was his founding member of the New York State Liberal Party then served as Chair of the New York State Liberal Party, Chair of the Twentieth Century Fund and in 1961 he served as Head of the interagency task force in America.
Bachelor, Harvard College, 1913
Master, Harvard College, 1914
Hardvard Law School, 1916
Intelligence Officer, helped increase sugar production, the Dominican Republic
Member of the American Deligation, Peace Conference, Paris
Member of the Legal Bureau, 1919
Professor of Corporate Law, Colombia Law School, 1927-1964
Original Member, Franklin D Roosevelt’s Brain Trust, 1932
Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American affairs, New York City, 1938-1939
The main architect in federal agricultural development and the owner’s home loan program and expansion of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
Senior Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1944
Ambassador, Brazil, 1945-1946
Founding member of the New York State Liberal Party
Chairman of the New York State Liberal Party
chairman of the Twentieth Century Fund
Head of the interdepartmental task force, United States, 1961
(with Gardiner Means) The Modern Corporation and Private Property, New York, Macmillan 1932
The 20th Century Capitalist Revolution, New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1954
Economic Power and the Free Society, New York 1957
Power without Property: A New Development in American Political Economy, New York, Harcourt, Brace 1959 Inner America: Diplomacy and Reality, New York, Harper & Row 1962
Power, New York, Harcourt, Brace & World 1967 (with Victoria J. Pederson) Liquid Claims and the National Wealth The Natural Selection of Political Forces
Tides of Crisis
The American Economic Republic
The Three Faces of Power
Full Name: Adolf Augustus Berle
Alias: Adolf Augustus Berle, Jr
Place of Birth:: Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth: Sunday, January 27, 1895
Nationality: United States