Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923Alternative names
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
1849, Apr. 17:
Born, Ravenna, Ohio
B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1870- 1871: Read law, Ravenna, Ohio
1871- 1872: Studied law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Admitted to bar of Ohio Began law practice, Canton, Ohio
Married Mary Elizabeth Schaefer (died 1912)
Elected judge of the court of common pleas, Ohio
Appointed United States district judge for northern Ohio; resigned before taking office because of ill health
One of a group that extracted William McKinley from financial embarrassment
Appointed first assistant to Secretary of State John Sherman
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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