Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1849-04-17
Death 1923-07-09

Biographical notes:

Graduate of the University of Michigan, later U.S. Secretary of State.

From the description of Draft of telegram, ca. 1898. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418613

Lawyer, U.S. secretary of state, U.S. Supreme Court justice, and U.S. Court of Appeals judge.

From the description of William R. Day papers, 1820-1923 (bulk 1897-1917). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81305070

Biographical Note

  • 1849, Apr. 17: Born, Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1870: B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1870 - 1871 : Read law, Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1871 - 1872 : Studied law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1872: Admitted to bar of Ohio Began law practice, Canton, Ohio
  • 1875: Married Mary Elizabeth Schaefer (died 1912)
  • 1886: Elected judge of the court of common pleas, Ohio
  • 1889: Appointed United States district judge for northern Ohio; resigned before taking office because of ill health
  • 1893: One of a group that extracted William McKinley from financial embarrassment
  • 1897: Appointed first assistant to Secretary of State John Sherman
  • 1898: Appointed and resigned as secretary of state
  • 1898 - 1899 : Served with commission appointed to make peace with Spain
  • 1899 - 1903 : Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • 1903 - 1922 : Associate justice, United States Supreme Court
  • 1922 - 1923 : Umpire in Mixed Claims Commission chosen to pass upon claims of American citizens against Germany
  • 1923, July 9: Died, Mackinac Island, Mich.

From the guide to the William R. Day Papers, 1820-1923, (bulk 1897-1917), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Law
  • Law--United States
  • Patronage, Political--United States
  • Constitutional law
  • Constitutional law--United States
  • Patronage, Political
  • Spanish--American War, 1898

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Jurists
  • Lawyers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Spain (as recorded)