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Roger Hertog is an Americanmarker businessman, financier and conservative philanthropist. Born and raised in the Bronxmarker, Hertog pursued a career in business.

Hertog has been associated with various conservative and neoconservative think tanks and publications. He is a chairman emeritus of the Manhattan Institutemarker and board member of the American Enterprise Institute and the Club for Growth. He also helped found the Shalem Center in Israelmarker. He was a part-owner of now-defunct New York Sun, was a part-owner of The New Republic, and is a board member of Commentary magazine.

Outside of politics, Hertog has been a supporter of arts and culture in New York Citymarker and has held various responsibilities in the New-York Historical Societymarker, the New York Public Librarymarker, the Metropolitan Museum of Artmarker, and the New York Philharmonic.

On November 15, 2007, Hertog was awarded a National Humanities Medal in a White House ceremony with President George W. Bush. The citation accompanying the award praised Hertog for "enlightened philanthropy on behalf of the humanities. His wisdom and generosity have rejuvenated institutions that are keepers of American memory."


  1. " 6 Academics Receive National Honors in Arts and Humanities," Chronicle of Higher Education, November 16, 2007
  2. " Humanities Medals Awarded by President Bush, NNEH News Archive, November 15, 2007
  3. " President and Mrs. Bush Attend the Presentation of the 2007 National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals," November 15, 2007, formerly posted on, now in the Internet Archive (accessed January 22, 2009).

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