Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950

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U.S. secretary of state, statesman, and lawyer.

From the description of Bainbridge Colby papers, 1863-1950 (bulk 1912-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83293480

Biographical Note

  • 1869, Dec. 22: Born, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1890: A.B., Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
  • 1890 - 1892 : Attended Columbia Law School and New York Law School, New York, N.Y.
  • 1892: Admitted to New York State bar and began his own law practice in New York, N.Y.
  • 1895: Married Nathalie Sedgwick (divorced 1929)
  • 1901 - 1902 : Member, New York State Assembly, 29th District
  • 1912: Assisted in organizing the Progressive Party and supported the presidential candidacy of Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1914: Progressive Party nominee for United States Senate
  • 1916: Progressive Party nominee for United States Senate Counsel for a joint committee of the New York legislature in an investigation of public utility commissions and public service corporations
  • 1917: Special assistant to the United States Attorney General in antitrust proceedings Member, American Mission to Inter-Allied Conference, Paris, France
  • 1917 - 1919 : Appointed to the United States Shipping Board, becoming trustee and vice president of the board's Emergency Fleet Corp.
  • 1920 - 1921 : Secretary of state
  • 1921 - 1923 : Practiced law in partnership with Woodrow Wilson
  • 1923 - 1936 : Established his own law practice; retired from the practice of law
  • 1929: Married Anne von Ahlstrand Ely (died 1963)
  • 1950, Apr. 11: Died, Bemus Point, N.Y.

From the guide to the Bainbridge Colby Papers, 1863-1950, (bulk 1912-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. Cordell Hull papers, 1908-1956 (bulk 1933-1944). Library of Congress
referencedIn Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962. George Sylvester Viereck papers, 1924-1938 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954, 1904-1934 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Bainbridge Colby Papers, 1863-1950, (bulk 1912-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950. Bainbridge Colby papers, 1863-1950 (bulk 1912-1950). Library of Congress
creatorOf Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. Earl C. Michener papers, 1898-1934 and 1940-1954. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Records of the U.S. Shipping Board. 1914 - 1939. Records of Commissioner Bainbridge Colby
referencedIn John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Maas, Charles Oscar, d. 1919. Papers of Charles Oscar Maas, 1917-1925. Library of Congress
creatorOf Brand, Katharine Edith. Printed items in the Woodrow Wilson field, as collected by Katharine E. Brand. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Breckinridge Long Papers, 1486-1948, (bulk 1910-1948) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. Papers of Elihu Root, 1863-1937 (bulk 1899-1937). Library of Congress
referencedIn Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960. R.C. Leffingwell letterbooks, 1917-1920. Library of Congress
referencedIn Cohalan, Daniel F., 1865-1946. Papers, 1879-1971, 1916-1926 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American-Irish Historical Society. Records, 1897-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn R. C. Leffingwell Letterbooks, 1917-1920 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Elihu Root Papers, 1863-1937, (bulk 1899-1937) 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
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. Breckinridge Long papers, 1486-1948 (bulk 1910-1948). Library of Congress
referencedIn Cordell Hull Papers, 1908-1956, (bulk 1933-1944) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Woodrow Wilson papers, 1786-1957 (bulk 1876-1924) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Savacool, William. Reminiscences of William Savacool : oral history, 1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. Woodrow Wilson papers, 1786-1957 (bulk 1876-1924). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hooker, Richard, b. 1878. Richard Hooker papers, 1907-1964 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Wallace H. White Papers, 1915-1948, (bulk 1917-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn White, Wallace H. (Wallace Humphrey), b. 1877. Wallace H. White papers, 1915-1948 (bulk 1917-1931). Library of Congress
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associatedWith American-Irish Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith American Liberty League. corporateBody
associatedWith Cohalan, Daniel F., 1865-1946. person
correspondedWith Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
correspondedWith Hearst, William Randolph, 1863-1951 person
correspondedWith Hitchcock, Gilbert M. (Gilbert Monell), 1859-1934 person
associatedWith Hooker, Richard, b. 1878. person
correspondedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Landon, Alfred M. (Alfred Mossman), 1887-1987. person
correspondedWith Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1878-1960. person
correspondedWith Lloyd George, David, 1863-1945 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith Long, Breckinridge, 1881-1958. person
associatedWith Maas, Charles Oscar, d. 1919. person
correspondedWith McCormick, Medill, 1877-1925 person
associatedWith Michener, Earl Cory, 1876-1957. person
correspondedWith O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
associatedWith Progressive Party (1912) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Root, Elihu, 1845-1937. person
associatedWith Savacool, William. person
correspondedWith Smith, Alfred Emanuel, 1873-1944 person
correspondedWith Spargo, John, 1876-1966 person
correspondedWith Tardieu, André, 1876-1945 person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
associatedWith Viereck, George Sylvester, 1884-1962. person
correspondedWith White, Wallace H. (Wallace Humphrey), b. 1877. person
correspondedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South America
Soviet Union
United States
South America
United States
Soviet Union
Progressivism (United States politics)
Presidents--United States--Election
Presidents--United States--Election--1912
Presidents--United States--Election--1936
New Deal, 1933-1939
Cabinet officers


Birth 1869-12-22

Death 1950-04-11




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