Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1869-12-22
Death 1950-04-11
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. secretary of state, statesman, and lawyer.

From the description of Bainbridge Colby papers, 1863-1950 (bulk 1912-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293480

Biographical Note

  • 1869, Dec. 22: Born, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1890: A.B., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1890 - 1892 : Attended Columbia Law School and New York Law School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1892: Admitted to New York State bar and began his own law practice in New York, N.Y.
  • 1895: Married Nathalie Sedgwick (divorced 1929)
  • 1901 - 1902 : Member, New York State Assembly, 29th District
  • 1912: Assisted in organizing the Progressive Party and supported the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1914: Progressive Party nominee for United States Senate
  • 1916: Progressive Party nominee for United States Senate Counsel for a joint committee of the New York legislature in an investigation of public utility commissions and public service corporations
  • 1917: Special assistant to the United States Attorney General in antitrust proceedings Member, American Mission to Inter-Allied Conference, Paris, France
  • 1917 - 1919 : Appointed to the United States Shipping Board, becoming trustee and vice president of the board's Emergency Fleet Corp.
  • 1920 - 1921 : Secretary of state
  • 1921 - 1923 : Practiced law in partnership with Woodrow Wilson
  • 1923 - 1936 : Established his own law practice; retired from the practice of law
  • 1929: Married Anne von Ahlstrand Ely (died 1963)
  • 1950, Apr. 11: Died, Bemus Point, N.Y.

From the guide to the Bainbridge Colby Papers, 1863-1950, (bulk 1912-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Presidents--Election--1936
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Presidents--United States--Election
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1912
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1936
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Presidents--Election
  • Presidents--Election--1912

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Lawyers
  • Statesmen

Places:

  • South America (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Soviet Union (as recorded)