The Muckety of Robert Morgenthau

By Laurie Bennett

January 6, 2010 at 7:58am

In the press of the new year, we let Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau leave office without a Muckety map.

With his long career and fascinating family connections, our oversight is almost prosecutable.

Morgenthau is married to Lucinda Franks, former New York Times reporter and author of My Father’s Secret War.

Robert Morgenthau
Robert Morgenthau

He is the son of Henry Morgenthau, treasury secretary under Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. His grandfather, Henry Sr., was ambassador to Turkey.

His cousin, Barbara Tuchman, author of The Guns of August, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian.

After 35 years in office, he has been succeeded by another storied name: Cyrus R. Vance Jr., son of the former secretary of state.

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