Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1862-07-26
Death 1940-10-23
English

Biographical notes:

Public official and presidential secretary.

From the description of George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449155

Biographical Note

  • 1862, July 26: Born, New York City, N.Y.
  • 1879: Graduated, Hempstead Institute, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1882: Graduated, Massachusetts State Normal School, Westfield, Mass.
  • 1883: Studied stenography, New York, N.Y.
  • 1883 - 1885 : Shorthand reporter, New York, N.Y.
  • 1885 - 1889 : Preparatory school principal, New York, N.Y.
  • 1888: Married Lily Morris Hinds
  • 1890 - 1891 : Private secretary to surveyor of Port of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1891 - 1895 : Private secretary and clerk, office of fourth assistant postmaster general, Washington, D.C.
  • 1895: LL.B., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1895 - 1897 : Stenographer and executive clerk to President Grover Cleveland
  • 1896: LL.M., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1898 - 1901 : Assistant secretary and secretary to President William McKinley
  • 1901 - 1903 : Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1903: Appointed first secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor
  • 1904: Elected chairman of the Republican National Committee; resigned as secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor
  • 1905: Appointed postmaster general
  • 1907: Appointed secretary of the treasury
  • 1909 - 1935 : President, New York Consolidated Gas Co.
  • 1940, Oct. 23: Died, Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.

From the guide to the George B. Cortelyou Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1897-1908), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Exhibitions
  • Exhibitions--New York (State)
  • Presidents--United States--Election--1904
  • Spanish--American War, 1898
  • Presidents--Election--1904

Occupations:

  • Cabinet officers
  • Secretaries, Presidential
  • Public officials

Places:

  • New York (State) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)