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Jacob Blaustein Chair in International Organizations and Conflict Resolution

JACOB BLAUSTEIN was an industrialist who, with his father, Louis Blaustein, founded the American Oil Company and is credited with creating the first drive-through gas station and the first metered gas pump. He was also a diplomat, serving as an advisor to four United States presidents and as an American delegate to the United Nations, where he played a crucial role in gaining the inclusion of human rights provisions in the United Nations charter. He held leadership positions on the American Jewish Committee from the early 1940s until his death in 1970.


Morton K. Blaustein Professorship and Chairmanship in Earth and Planetary Sciences

BlausteinMortonMORTON K. BLAUSTEIN, A&S 1950, one of Baltimore’s most active civic leaders and philanthropists, was a longtime university trustee and the chairman and chief executive officer of the American Trading and Production Corporation. He held a doctorate in petroleum geology and was appointed to the National Petroleum Council by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. The Alumni Association presented Dr. Blaustein with its Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1976. The Morton K. Blaustein Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is also named in memory of Dr. Blaustein, who died in 1990 at the age of 64. He also created, with others, the Chair in Music History and Criticism at the Peabody Conservatory.