Goff, Guy Despard, 1867-1933

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Birth 1867-09-13
Death 1933-01-07

Biographical notes:

Guy Despard Goff (1866 - 1933) graduated from Kenyon College in 1888 and from Harvard Law School in 1891.

From that time, he practiced law. From 1911-1915, he served as U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of Wisconsin. In 1917, he was special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. During World War I, Goff was commissioned a colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Department of the United States Army and served in France and Germany from 1918-1920. Goff was a United States Senator from West Virginia from 1925-1931. He married Anne Baker Goff (1867-1954). Their daughter, Louise Goff Reece (1898-1970), wife of longtime East Tennessee Congressman B. Carroll Reece, was herself a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, making three generations of the Goff family to serve in Congress.

From the description of Guy Despard Goff Letters, 1919. (East Tennessee State University). WorldCat record id: 191820424

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  • World War, 1914-1918--Peace
  • Reconstruction (1914-1939)
  • Parris Peace Conference (1919-1920)

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