Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923

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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

Biographical Note

  • 1849, Apr. 17: Born, Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1870: B.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1870 - 1871 : Read law, Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1871 - 1872 : Studied law, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • 1872: Admitted to bar of Ohio Began law practice, Canton, Ohio
  • 1875: Married Mary Elizabeth Schaefer (died 1912)
  • 1886: Elected judge of the court of common pleas, Ohio
  • 1889: Appointed United States district judge for northern Ohio; resigned before taking office because of ill health
  • 1893: One of a group that extracted William McKinley from financial embarrassment
  • 1897: Appointed first assistant to Secretary of State John Sherman
  • 1898: 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)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Horace H. Lurton Papers, 1860-1915, (bulk 1893-1915) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Willis Van Devanter Papers, 1884-1941 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Fairbanks mss., 1819-1939 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)http://www.indiana.edu/~liblilly
creatorOf Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923. William R. Day papers, 1820-1923 (bulk 1897-1917). Library of Congress
referencedIn Harris & Ewing. Group portraits of members of the United States Supreme Court : photographic prints, ca. 1925-1940. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923. Draft of telegram, ca. 1898. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1794-1949 (bulk 1849-1910). Library of Congress
creatorOf Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Day, Rufus Spalding, Jr., 1913-1983. Rufus Spalding Day, Jr. family papers, 1790-1983. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Phillips, George S. (George Shane), 1818-1865. Papers of George S. Phillips, 1840-1904 (bulk1841-1864). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Oliver Lyman Spaulding papers, 1861-1921 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Severens, Henry F., 1835-1923. Henry F. Severens papers, 1895-1926. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. Edward Lee Plumb papers, 1856-1912. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn William Woodville Rockhill papers, 1826-1941. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Papers, ca.1885-1954 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Van Devanter, Willis, 1859-1941. Willis Van Devanter papers, 1884-1941. Library of Congress
referencedIn Melville Weston Fuller Papers, 1794-1949, (bulk 1849-1910) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn George B. Cortelyou Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1897-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905. Papers of Fitzhugh Lee [manuscript], 1731-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McKinley, William, 1843-1901. William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935 (bulk 1897-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn William McKinley Papers, circa 1847-1935, (bulk 1897-1901) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon), 1844-1914. Horace H. Lurton papers, 1860-1915 (bulk 1893-1915). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). Library of Congress
creatorOf William R. Day Papers, 1820-1923, (bulk 1897-1917) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947. Papers of John Bassett Moore, 1866-1949 (bulk 1885-1938). Library of Congress
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correspondedWith Barton, Clara, 1821-1912 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. person
associatedWith Day, Rufus Spalding, Jr., 1913-1983. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Fairbanks, Charles W. (Charles Warren), 1852-1918 person
correspondedWith Fuller, Melville Weston, 1833-1910. person
correspondedWith Hanna, Marcus Alonzo, 1837-1904 person
correspondedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923 person
associatedWith Harris & Ewing. corporateBody
correspondedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905 person
correspondedWith Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 person
correspondedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Lee, Fitzhugh, 1835-1905. person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon), 1844-1914. person
associatedWith Maine (Ship) corporateBody
associatedWith McKinley National Memorial Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947. person
associatedWith Phillips, George S. (George Shane), 1818-1865. person
associatedWith Plumb, Edward Lee, 1827-1912. person
correspondedWith Porter, John Addison, 1856-1900 person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937 person
correspondedWith Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903 person
associatedWith Severens, Henry F., 1835-1923. person
associatedWith Spaulding, Mr. (Oliver Lyman), 1833-1922. person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
correspondedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954 person
associatedWith United States. Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Supreme Court. corporateBody
correspondedWith Van Devanter, Willis, 1859-1941 person
associatedWith Warren, Charles, 1868-1954 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Spain
United States
Spain
Subject
Law
Law--United States
Patronage, Political--United States
Constitutional law
Constitutional law--United States
Patronage, Political
Spanish--American War, 1898
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Jurists
Lawyers
Function

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Birth 1849-04-17

Death 1923-07-09

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