Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931

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Epithet: US senator and diplomatist

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Lawyer with Simpson, Thacher & Reed, 1905-14; banker with J.P. Morgan & Co., 1914-27; Ambassador to Mexico, 1927-30; U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1930-31; trustee of educational and philanthropic institutions. Married Elizabeth Reeve Cutter; four children: Elisabeth, Anne, Dwight Jr., Constance.

From the description of Morrow papers 1877-1954 (bulk 1900-1931). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22800009

  • 1873 Jan 11: Born in Huntington, West Virginia
  • 1885 - 1887 : Attended high school in Allegheny, Pennsylvannia
  • 1887 - 1891 : Worked as clerk and errand boy in a Pittsburgh coal company
  • 1891 - 1895 : Attended Amherst College, Amherst (MA)
  • 1895 Jun 26: A. B. Amherst College, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Theta Pi; Literary Monthly; Hardy Prize Debate; Bond Prize (oration)
  • 1895 - 1896 : Worked as apprentice in Scandrett & Bartlett, a Pittsburgh law firm
  • 1896 - 99 : Attended Columbia University Law School
  • 1899 Jun: LL.B. Columbia University (Law School)
  • 1898 Sep: Sworn in as Attorney at Law of Pennsylvania
  • 1899 Jun: Sworn in as Attorney at Law of New York
  • 1899 - 1914 : Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, a New York law firm
  • 1899 - 1905 : Worked as clerk
  • 1905 Jan 1: Made partner
  • 1903 Jun 16: Married Elizabeth Reeve Cutter
  • 1904 Mar 17: Elisabeth R. Morrow born
  • 1906 Jun 22: Anne S. Morrow born
  • 1908 Nov 28: Dwight W. Morrow, Jr. born
  • 1913 Jun 27: Constance C. Morrow born
  • 1914 - 1927 : J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1913 Dec 30: Invited to join banking firm
  • 1914 Apr 15: Entered offices of J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1914 Jul 1: Made Partner with J.P. Morgan & Co., New York; Drexel & Company, Philadelphia; Morgan Grenfell & Company, London; and Morgan, Harjes & Company, Paris
  • 1916: Negotiated Anglo-French $500,000,000 loan
  • 1921: Represented an international banking syndicate for $50,000,000 loan to the Cuban government
  • 1927 Sep 30: Resigned from J.P. Morgan & Co.
  • 1915 Sep 12: Met with Financial Commissions from Great Britain and France
  • 1916 - 31 : Life Trustee of Amherst College 1920 Jun: Chairman of the Finance Committee 1920-27: Chairman of the Executive Committee 1921: Chairman of the Centennial Committee 1925: Morrow Dormitory donated 1926 Dec 21: Offered Presidency of Amherst College
  • 1917 - 1918 : New Jersey Prison Inquiry Commission 1917 Jan 26: Appointed to Commission by Gov. Edge 1917 Jul 25: Named Chairman of the Commission 1918 Mar 12: Named Chairman of State Board of Charities and Corrections (Board later retitled State Board of Control of Institutions and Agencies) 1919 Oct 26: Awarded medal by National Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor 1920 Mar 24: Resigned as Chairman 1922 Mar 22: Resigned as member of the Board
  • 1918: Advisor to American Shipping Mission, Allied Maritime Transport Council (Imports Committee)
  • 1918: Director of the War Savings Commission of New Jersey
  • 1919: The Society of Free States published
  • 1919: Awarded Distinguished Service Medal
  • 1923: Anson Morse's Parties and Party Leaders published, introduction by Morrow
  • 1925 Sep - 1925 Nov : Chairman of the President's Aircraft Board
  • 1926 Jan 19: Named Director of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics
  • 1927 - 1930 : Ambassador to Mexico 1927 Sep 20: Commissioned by President Coolidge as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Mexico 1930 Sep 30: Resigned as Ambassador to Mexico
  • 1928 Jan: Delegate to Sixth International Convention of American States (Pan American Conference) in Havana, Cuba
  • 1929 May: Regional Plan of New York and its Environs published
  • 1930: London Naval Conference 1930 Apr: Treaty draft completed
  • 1929 Dec 17 - 1931 Mar 3 : Filled US senatorial vacancy left by Walter E. Edge
  • 1930 - 1931 : U.S. Senator from New Jersey
  • 1930 Nov 4: Elected U.S. Senator from New Jersey for term commencing March 1931.
  • 1931 Jul 20: Conference at White House on International Debts
  • 1931 Oct 5: Died in his home, Englewood (NJ)
  • 1920 Jun 16: LL.D. University of Rochester
  • 1925 Jun 16: LL.D. Princeton University
  • 1926 Jun 16: LL.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • 1926 Jun 21: LL.D. Williams College
  • 1927 Jun 22: LL.D. Yale University
  • 1928 Jun 10: LL.D. Brown University
  • 1928 Jun 22: LL.D. Harvard
  • 1931 Jun 16: LL.D. Dartmouth College
  • 1931 Jun 18: LL.D. Bowdoin College

Decorations:

Distinguished Service Medal (USA) Chevalier of the Legion of Honor (France) Officer of the Crown of Italy Chevalier of the Royal Battalion of George the First (Greece)

Board of Trustees/Directors Affiliations:

Amherst College Bankers Trust Company The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Commonwealth Fund Corporation Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences Englewood Civic Association General Electric Company Hampton Institute Institute of International Education National Aeronautic Association [for New Jersey] National Institute of Social Sciences New Jersey Society of Sons of American Revolution New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor Palisades Trust & Guaranty Co. Phi Beta Kappa Russell Sage Foundation Regional Plan of New York and its Environs School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University [Advisory Board] Smithsonian Institution Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey Union Theological Seminary Welfare Council of New York City

From the guide to the Morrow Papers, 1877-1954, 1900-1931, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960. Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn James Rockwell Sheffield papers, 1768-1969 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Joseph Charles Satterthwaite papers, 1927-1961 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Charles Lindbergh in Mexico photograph collection [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Horace Mann Bond Papers MS 411., 1830-1979, 1926-1972 Special Collections and University Archives, UMass Amherst Libraries
creatorOf Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. Frank B. Kellogg papers, 1890-1942 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers, 1906-1997 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Harry A. Slattery Papers David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Scandrett, Richard Brown, b. 1891. Letter, 1941 January 22, New York, to Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, Huntington, L.I., New York. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Delano & Aldrich. Library [at] house for Dwight W. Morrow, Esq., Englewood, N.J. [graphic] / [Delano & Aldrich]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Bill, Alfred Hoyt, 1879-1964. Whipple-Scandrett family papers, 1829-1959. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Clark, Edward Tracy, 1878-1935. Papers of Edward Tracy Clark, 1923-1935 (bulk 1929-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "M" [surname] folder 1904-2003. Monterey Public Library
referencedIn Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948. Papers, 1894-1948 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers 1877-1954 (bulk 1900-1931). Amherst College Library
referencedIn Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Lindbergh in Mexico Photograph Collection, 1927-1928 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947. Papers, [ca. 1902]-1949. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Edward Sanford Martin correspondence and compositions, 1882-1939 (inclusive), 1900-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series I : Business Affairs and Public Activities Files, 1900-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Dickson, William Brown, 1865-1942. Papers, 1911-1932. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Mitchell, William, 1879-1936. Plans and recommendations submitted to the Morrow Commission of Inquiry. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. Papers, 1881-1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. Papers, 1900-1956. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Vol. XCVII (ff. 195). Jan. 1930-Feb. 1932.includes:f. 1 Salmon Oliver Levinson, US lawyer: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Salmon Oliver Levinson: 1927-1939: Signed.ff. 4-6 Anna Ruth Fry, Quaker relief worker and publicist: Correspondence b... British Library
referencedIn Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938. James Rockwell Sheffield papers, 1768-1969 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Schneider, Franz, Jr. Notes regarding Mr. J.P. Morgan : typescript of interviews : [New York], with Thomas W. Lamont and Dwight W. Morrow, [1957]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. Papers, 1904-1939. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Edward Tracy Clark Correspondence and Reports, 1923-1935, (bulk 1929-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964. Meiklejohn papers, 1894-1924 (bulk 1912-1923). Amherst College Library
referencedIn Lewis, Edward Morgan, 1872-1936. Letters to Edward Morgan Lewis, 1914-1936. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
creatorOf Morrow Papers [Microform], 1877-1933, 1900-1931 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Warburg, Paul M. (Paul Moritz), 1868-1932. Paul Moritz Warburg papers, 1904-1932 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Vol. XXX (ff. 216). 1930-June 1932.includes:ff. 1, 2 Sir Harry Fagg Batterbee, GCMG: Correspondence between Lord Cecil and Sir Harry Fagg Batterbee: 1930: Signed.ff. 3, 9-12, 17, 31-34 Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield: Correspondence between Lo... British Library
referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Marriner, J. Theodore, 1892-1937. Papers, 1918-1937. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn United States. President's Aircraft Board. Records of the U.S. President's Aircraft Board, circa 1924-1926. Library of Congress
creatorOf Equitable Appraisal Company (New York, N.Y.). Appraisals, 1920-1938. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf Morrow Papers, 1877-1954, 1900-1931 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series X-XVI, 1877-1954. Amherst College Library
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series II-IX, 1887-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1960 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Meiklejohn Papers, 1894-1924, 1912-1923 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1847-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Morrow Family Papers MS 108., 1857-1997 (ongoing) Sophia Smith Collection
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Allied Maritime Transport Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1895. Morrow. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1895. Morrow. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1895. Morrow. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1895. Morrow. corporateBody
associatedWith Amherst College. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Bankers Trust Company (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Barton, Bruce, 1886-1967. person
associatedWith Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. person
associatedWith Bond, Horace Mann, 1904-1972 person
associatedWith Burnett, Charles T. person
correspondedWith Clark, Edward Tracy, 1878-1935. person
associatedWith Clark, J. Reuben (Joshua Reuben), 1871-1961. person
associatedWith Cochran, Thomas. person
associatedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933. person
associatedWith Cotton, Joseph Potter, Jr., 1875-1931. person
associatedWith Cravath, Paul Drennan, 1861-1940. person
associatedWith Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics. corporateBody
associatedWith Delano & Aldrich. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dickson, William Brown, 1865-1942. person
associatedWith DuPont, T. Coleman. person
associatedWith Edge, Walter E. (Walter Evans), 1873-1956. person
associatedWith Equitable Appraisal Company (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Guggenheim, Daniel, 1856-1930. person
associatedWith Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971. person
associatedWith Gumberg, Alexander, 1887-1939. person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947. person
associatedWith Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. person
associatedWith Hudson, Manley Ottmer, 1886- person
associatedWith J.P. Morgan & Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
associatedWith Lamont, Thomas W. (Thomas William), 1870-1948. person
associatedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. person
associatedWith Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960 person
associatedWith Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960. person
associatedWith Lewis, Edward Morgan, 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001. person
associatedWith Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974. person
associatedWith London Naval Conference. corporateBody
associatedWith Marriner, J. Theodore, 1892-1937. person
correspondedWith Martin, Edward Sanford, 1856-1939 person
associatedWith Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964 person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
associatedWith Morrow family family
associatedWith Morrow family. family
associatedWith National Republican Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith National War Savings Committee for New Jersey. corporateBody
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith New Jersey. Prison Inquiry Commission. corporateBody
correspondedWith O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. person
correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
associatedWith President's Aircraft Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Raskob, John J. (John Jakob), 1879-1950. person
associatedWith Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Rublee, George, 1868-1957. person
associatedWith Russell Sage Foundation. corporateBody
associatedWith Salter, Arthur, 1881-1975. person
associatedWith Satterthwaite, Joseph Charles, 1900- person
associatedWith Scandrett, Richard Brown, b. 1891. person
associatedWith Schneider, Franz, Jr. person
associatedWith Sheffield, James R. (James Rockwell), 1864-1938. person
associatedWith Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. corporateBody
associatedWith Slattery, Harry A. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Springer, A. H. (Arthur H.) person
associatedWith Stearns, Frank W. (Frank Waterman), 1856-1939. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. person
associatedWith Stone, Harlan Fiske, 1872-1946. person
associatedWith United States. President's Aircraft Board. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Warburg, Paul M. (Paul Moritz), 1868-1932. person
associatedWith Young, Owen D., 1874-1962. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Englewood (N.J.)
Englewood (N.J.)
Englewood (N.J.)
New Jersey
Mexico
United States
Subject
World War, 1914-1918--Reparations
Diplomatic and consular service--Mexico
Prohibition
Aeronautics, Commercial
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Banks and banking
World War, 1914-1918--Finance
Diplomatic and consular service
World War, 1914-1918--Economic aspects
Mexico--Foreign relations
International finance
Prisons
Charities
Aeronautics, Military
Occupation
Function

Person

Birth 1873-01-11

Death 1931-10-05

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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