McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946

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American delegate, Inter-Allied Conference, London and Paris, 1917; adviser to Woodrow Wilson, Paris Peace Conference, 1919.

From the description of Vance C. McCormick diaries, 1917-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754868191

In 1902 began career as journalist and publisher; Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, 1914; chairman of the War Trade Board, 1916-1919; member of American War Mission to the Inter-Allied Conference, 1917; in 1918 advisor on economic questions to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.

From the description of Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702205846

From the description of Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77899130

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American delegate, Inter-Allied Conference, London and Paris, 1917; adviser to Woodrow Wilson, Paris Peace Conference, 1919.

From the guide to the Vance C. McCormick diaries, 1917-1919, (Hoover Institution Archives)

In 1902 began career as journalist and publisher; Democratic candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, 1914; chairman of the War Trade Board, 1916-1919; member of American War Mission to the Inter-Allied Conference, 1917; in 1918 advisor on economic questions to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.

Vance Criswell McCormick was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on June 19, 1872. He attended Andover and received his Ph. B. from Yale in 1893. After graduation McCormick was associated in various business ventures with his father.

In 1902, he began his serious and lifelong connection with the journalistic and publishing worlds as well as his involvement in state and national Democratic party politics. McCormick was the Democratic candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1914; he was appointed chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1916; and served as chairman of the War Trade Board during the crucial years 1916-1919. In the fall of 1917 President Wilson also sent McCormick to London as a member of Colonel House's special American War Mission to the Inter-Allied Conference; and a year later he appointed him Adviser on Economic Questions to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace.

While in Paris, McCormick served as chairman of the Superior Allied Blockade Council, as a member of the Supreme Economic Council, and as a member of the Commission on Reparations. After the signing of the treaty of peace - and for the better part of the succeeding twenty-five years - McCormick resumed his active participation in Democratic politics, Pennsylvania civic and educational affairs, and Yale University alumni affairs. He died in June 1946.

From the guide to the Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Gordon Auchincloss papers, 1914-1951 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Records of the War Trade Board. 1910 - 1942. Confidential Correspondence
creatorOf Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn William Jennings Bryan Papers, 1877-1940, (bulk 1896-1925) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1926 (inclusive), 1916-1922 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946. Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Roland S. Morris Papers, 1910-1943 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946. Vance C. McCormick diaries, 1917-1919. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Breckinridge Long Papers, 1486-1948, (bulk 1910-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Vance C. McCormick diaries, 1917-1919 Hoover Institution Archives.
referencedIn Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007, 1885-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn League to Enforce Peace (U.S.) additional records, 1917-1923. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. William Jennings Bryan papers, 1877-1940 (bulk 1896-1925). Library of Congress
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-2007 (inclusive), 1885-1938 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Morris, Roland S. (Roland Sletor), 1874-1945. Papers of Roland S. Martin, 1910-1943. Library of Congress
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946. Correspondence to Paul Philippe Cret, 1929. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938. Edward Mandell House papers, 1885-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Breckinridge Long papers, 1486-1948 (bulk 1910-1948). Library of Congress
creatorOf McCormick, Vance Criswell, 1872-1946. Vance Criswell McCormick papers, 1907-1946 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Camp, Walter, 1859-1925. Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983 (inclusive), 1870-1925 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Walter Chauncey Camp papers, 1870-1983, 1870-1925 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Auchincloss, Gordon, 1886-1943. Gordon Auchincloss papers, 1914-1951 (inclusive). Yale University Library
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World War, 1914-1918--Peace
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1914-1918--United States
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Diplomats United States
Diplomats--United States
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Birth 1872-06-19

Death 1946-06-16

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