Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1873-01-11
Death 1931-10-05
English, Spanish; Castilian

Biographical notes:

Epithet: US senator and diplomatist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000410.0x0003cd

Lawyer with Simpson, Thacher & Reed, 1905-14; banker with J.P. Morgan & Co., 1914-27; Ambassador to Mexico, 1927-30; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1930-31; trustee of educational and philanthropic institutions. Married Elizabeth Reeve Cutter; four children: Elisabeth, Anne, Dwight Jr., Constance.

From the description of Morrow papers 1877-1954 (bulk 1900-1931). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22800009

  • 1873 Jan 11: Born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1885 - 1887 : Attended high school in Allegheny, Pennsylvannia
  • 1887 - 1891 : Worked as clerk and errand boy in a Pittsburgh coal company
  • 1891 - 1895 : Attended Amherst College, Amherst (MA)
  • 1895 Jun 26: A. B. Amherst College, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Literary Monthly; Hardy Prize Debate; Bond Prize (oration)
  • 1895 - 1896 : Worked as apprentice in Scandrett & Bartlett, a Pittsburgh law firm
  • 1896 - 99 : Attended Columbia University Law School
  • 1899 Jun: LL.B. Columbia University (Law School)
  • 1898 Sep: Sworn in as Attorney at Law of Pennsylvania
  • 1899 Jun: Sworn in as Attorney at Law of New York
  • 1899 - 1914 : Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, a New York law firm
  • 1899 - 1905 : Worked as clerk
  • 1905 Jan 1: Made partner
  • 1903 Jun 16: Married Elizabeth Reeve Cutter
  • 1904 Mar 17: Elisabeth R. Morrow born
  • 1906 Jun 22: Anne S. Morrow born
  • 1908 Nov 28: Dwight W. Morrow, Jr. born
  • 1913 Jun 27: Constance C. Morrow born
  • 1914 - 1927 : J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1913 Dec 30: Invited to join banking firm
  • 1914 Apr 15: Entered offices of J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1914 Jul 1: Made Partner with J.P. Morgan & Co., New York; Drexel & Company, Philadelphia; Morgan Grenfell & Company, London; and Morgan, Harjes & Company, Paris
  • 1916: Negotiated Anglo-French $500,000,000 loan
  • 1921: Represented an international banking syndicate for $50,000,000 loan to the Cuban government
  • 1927 Sep 30: Resigned from J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1915 Sep 12: Met with Financial Commissions from Great Britain and France
  • 1916 - 31 : Life Trustee of Amherst College 1920 Jun: Chairman of the Finance Committee 1920-27: Chairman of the Executive Committee 1921: Chairman of the Centennial Committee 1925: Morrow Dormitory donated 1926 Dec 21: Offered Presidency of Amherst College
  • 1917 - 1918 : New Jersey Prison Inquiry Commission 1917 Jan 26: Appointed to Commission by Gov. Edge 1917 Jul 25: Named Chairman of the Commission 1918 Mar 12: Named Chairman of State Board of Charities and Corrections (Board later retitled State Board of Control of Institutions and Agencies) 1919 Oct 26: Awarded medal by National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor 1920 Mar 24: Resigned as Chairman 1922 Mar 22: Resigned as member of the Board
  • 1918: Advisor to American Shipping Mission, Allied Maritime Transport Council (Imports Committee)
  • 1918: Director of the War Savings Commission of New Jersey
  • 1919: The Society of Free States published
  • 1919: Awarded Distinguished Service Medal
  • 1923: Anson Morse's Parties and Party Leaders published, introduction by Morrow
  • 1925 Sep - 1925 Nov : Chairman of the President's Aircraft Board
  • 1926 Jan 19: Named Director of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics
  • 1927 - 1930 : Ambassador to Mexico 1927 Sep 20: Commissioned by President Coolidge as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mexico 1930 Sep 30: Resigned as Ambassador to Mexico
  • 1928 Jan: Delegate to Sixth International Convention of American States (Pan American Conference) in Havana, Cuba
  • 1929 May: Regional Plan of New York and its Environs published
  • 1930: London Naval Conference 1930 Apr: Treaty draft completed
  • 1929 Dec 17 - 1931 Mar 3 : Filled US senatorial vacancy left by Walter E. Edge
  • 1930 - 1931 : U.S. Senator from New Jersey
  • 1930 Nov 4: Elected U.S. Senator from New Jersey for term commencing March 1931.
  • 1931 Jul 20: Conference at White House on International Debts
  • 1931 Oct 5: Died in his home, Englewood (NJ)
  • 1920 Jun 16: LL.D. University of Rochester
  • 1925 Jun 16: LL.D. Princeton University
  • 1926 Jun 16: LL.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Jun 21: LL.D. Williams College
  • 1927 Jun 22: LL.D. Yale University
  • 1928 Jun 10: LL.D. Brown University
  • 1928 Jun 22: LL.D. Harvard
  • 1931 Jun 16: LL.D. Dartmouth College
  • 1931 Jun 18: LL.D. Bowdoin College

Decorations:

Distinguished Service Medal (USA) Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (France) Officer of the Crown of Italy Chevalier of the Royal Battalion of George the First (Greece)

Board of Trustees/Directors Affiliations:

Amherst College Bankers Trust Company The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Commonwealth Fund Corporation Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences Englewood Civic Association General Electric Company Hampton Institute Institute of International Education National Aeronautic Association [for New Jersey] National Institute of Social Sciences New Jersey Society of Sons of American Revolution New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor Palisades Trust & Guaranty Co. Phi Beta Kappa Russell Sage Foundation Regional Plan of New York and its Environs School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University [Advisory Board] Smithsonian Institution Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey Union Theological Seminary Welfare Council of New York City

From the guide to the Morrow Papers, 1877-1954, 1900-1931, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918--Reparations
  • Diplomatic and consular service--Mexico
  • Prohibition
  • Aeronautics, Commercial
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Banks and banking
  • World War, 1914-1918--Finance
  • Diplomatic and consular service
  • World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects
  • Mexico--Foreign relations
  • International finance
  • Prisons
  • Charities
  • Aeronautics, Military

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Englewood (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Englewood (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • Englewood (N.J.) (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Mexico (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)