Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954

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Birth 1879-05-05
Death 1954-04-19

Biographical notes:

Lawyer and secretary to President Woodrow Wilson.

From the description of Papers of Joseph P. Tumulty, 1898-1969 (bulk 1913-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71061701

Joseph P. Tumulty, 1879-1954, b. Jersey City, NJ, secretary to President Woodrow Wilson; lawyer, served as secretary to Wilson when he was governor of New Jersey.

Byron Johnson Rees, 1877-1920, b, Westfield, IN, educated Brown University, Harvard, Oxford; professor of English at Williams College; editor of Walden, Thoreau and author of Nineteenth Century Letters.

From the description of Letters to Byron J. Rees, 1919 November 15, December 3. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56947428

Biographical Note

  • 1879, May 5: Born, Jersey City, N. J.
  • 1899: B.A., St. Peter's College, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
  • 1902: Admitted to New Jersey bar
  • 1903: Married Mary Byrne
  • 1907 - 1910 : Member, New Jersey assembly
  • 1911: Appointed private secretary to Governor Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey
  • 1912: Appointed clerk of the New Jersey supreme court
  • 1913 - 1921 : Secretary to President Woodrow Wilson
  • 1921: Resumed law practice in Washington, D.C. Published Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him, Garden City, N. Y., Doubleday, Page & Co.
  • 1935: Cofounder, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Commission
  • 1954, Apr. 8: Died, Olney, Md.

From the guide to the Joseph P. Tumulty Papers, 1898-1969, (bulk 1913-1940), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)


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  • Patronage, Political
  • Practice of law--Washington (D.C.)
  • Patronage, Political--United States
  • Practice of law


  • Lawyers
  • Secretaries, Presidential


  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)