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#173 – Henry Strakosch

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Henry Strakosch served as a financial adviser to the South African government, and was the author of the 1920 South African Currency and Banking Act. He was the chairman of the South African goldminers, Union Corporation from 1924. He was a member of the Royal Commission on Indian Currency and Finance during 1925 and 1926. Later, he served on the Council of India between 1930-1937, served as a delegate at the Imperial Economic Conference in 1932, and acted as adviser to the Secretary of State for India between 1937-1942.

Strakosch was highly involved in managing the finances of Winston Churchill, especially when he was in need of financial aid around the time of World War II.1 splendid and the vile : a saga of Churchill, family, and defiance during the Blitz (First ed.). New York. p. 100. Strakosch also bequeathed Churchill £20K in his will.3