Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

Alternative names
Birth 1867-09-21
Death 1950-10-20
Spanish; Castilian, English

Biographical notes:

Henry Lewis Stimson, the politician, was one of Eleanor Stimson Brooks's cousins. He took an interest in the family and had given her support throughout Van Wyck's struggles with depression (1926-1930).

From the description of Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191821881

Stimson served as U.S. Secretary of war (1911-1913, 1940-1945), was governor general of the Philippine Islands (1927-1929) and U.S. Secretary of State (1929-1933).

From the description of Letter to Eldon James, 25 April 1939. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234338507

Henry Lewis Stimson (1867-1950), lawyer and politician, was Secretary of War in the administration of President William Howard Taft from 1911 to 1913, and Secretary of State in the administration of Herbert Hoover from 1929 to 1933.

From the description of Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10627509

Henry Stimson was a lawyer and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1906-1909. He served as Secretary of War under William Howard Taft, and was a special emissary to Nicaragua in 1927. Stimson was Governor General of the Philippines from 1927-1929. He was Secretary of State under Herbert Hoover, and was Secretary of War under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman.

From the description of Henry Lewis Stimson papers, 1846-1966 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702156762

Cabinet officer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Henry Lewis Stimson : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309738770

American statesman.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed : Washington, to Howard C. Smith, 1930 Nov. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581221

Stimson was cousin to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, and U.S. Cabinet member on more than one occasion.

From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1925-1950. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 187313611

Henry Lewis Stimson was an American statesman, Secretary of War under Presidents Taft (1911-12) and Roosevelt (1940-45) and Secretary of State under Hoover (1929-33).

From the description of The Henry L. Stimson collection of World War I letters. 1911-1930. (Wichita State University). WorldCat record id: 18491990


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