Hamlin, Charles S.

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Charles Sumner Hamlin (1861–1938) was an American lawyer and politician. He held a number of important political offices, including Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1893-1897, 1913-1914) and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board (1914-1916).

From the guide to the Charles S. Hamlin Letters, 1893-1925, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Lawyer, U.S. assistant secretary of the treasury, and member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Full name: Charles Sumner Hamlin.

From the description of Charles S. Hamlin papers, 1869-1968 (bulk 1880-1938). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980107

Charles Sumner Hamlin was an attorney, special council to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury and a special Commissioner to Japan in 1897 dealing with fur seal kills. The problem was resolved in 1897. He was born August 30, 1861 and died April 24, 1938. He was married in 1898.

From the description of Charles Sumner Hamlin papers, 1894-1904. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 42064741

Biographical Note

  • 1861, Aug. 30: Born, Boston, Mass.
  • 1883: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1886: M.A. and LL.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1886 - 1893 : Lawyer, in partnership with Marcus Morton, Boston, Mass.
  • 1887: Unsuccessful candidate for the Massachusetts senate
  • 1888: Unsuccessful candidate for the Massachusetts senate
  • 1892: Unsuccessful candidate for secretary of state of Massachusetts
  • 1893 - 1897 : Assistant secretary of the treasury
  • 1897: United States special commissioner, convention of Japan, Russia, and United States to negotiate fur-seal fishery controversy Chairman, seal conference among Great Britain, Canada, and United States
  • 1898: Married Huybertie Lansing Pruyn
  • 1898 - 1913 : Lawyer, Boston, Mass.
  • 1901: Director, Boston Merchants Association, Boston, Mass.
  • 1902: Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Massachusetts
  • 1902 - 1903 : Lecturer on United States government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1903: President, Massachusetts Reform Club Member, United States Assay Commission to examine the United States Mint, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1904: Delegate, Democratic National Convention, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1906: Member, Japanese Famine Relief Commission of Massachusetts
  • 1906 - 1915 : Member, Committee on Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1907 - 1912 : Arbiter in industrial disputes
  • 1908: Supported William Jennings Bryan for president Member, United States Commission on Limitation of Armaments
  • 1910: Unanimously nominated for Congress, but declined to accept Unsuccessful candidate for governor of Massachusetts
  • 1911: Chairman of the Assembly, Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston, Mass.
  • 1912: Campaigned for Woodrow Wilson for president
  • 1913 - 1914 : Assistant secretary of the treasury
  • 1914 - 1936 : Governor, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
  • 1936 - 1938 : Special counsel, Board of Governors of Federal Reserve System
  • 1938, Apr. 25: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Charles S. Hamlin Papers, 1869-1968, (bulk 1880-1938), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Letters to Charles Eliot Norton and other papers, 1702-1952. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953. Papers of Adolph Caspar Miller, 1913-1947. Library of Congress
creatorOf Forbes, Paul Revere, 1860-1940. Papers, 1837-1953, bulk: 1929-1937. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
creatorOf Charles S. Hamlin Papers, 1869-1968, (bulk 1880-1938) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. Grover Cleveland papers, 1743-1945 (bulk 1885-1908). Library of Congress
referencedIn Edison Sheet Music Collection, 1830-1958, (bulk 1890-1940) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Adolph Caspar Miller Papers, 1913-1947 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Borah, William Edgar, 1865-1940. Papers of Robert Baylor Tunstall and Virginia Hunter Lyne Tunstall [manuscript], 1803-1972, bulk 1868-1972. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn David Franklin Houston papers, 1891-1930 (inclusive), 1913-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1911-1944 (inclusive), 1929-1937 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Williams, George Fred, 1852-1932. George Fred Williams papers, 1869-1898. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Mills, Ogden Livingston, b. 1884. Papers of Ogden Livingston Mills, 1920-1939 (bulk 1926-1933). Library of Congress
creatorOf Hamlin, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1861-1938. Charles Sumner Hamlin papers, 1894-1904. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
creatorOf Russell, William E. (William Eustis), 1857-1896. William Eustis Russell papers, 1846-1920; bulk: 1888-1896. Massachusetts Historical Society
creatorOf Hamlin, Charles S. (Charles Sumner), 1861-1938. Charles S. Hamlin papers, 1869-1968 (bulk 1880-1938). Library of Congress
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Charles S. Hamlin Letters, 1893-1925 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
correspondedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
correspondedWith Clarke, John H. (John Hessin), 1857-1945 person
correspondedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Convention on Pelagic Killing of Fur Seals (1897) corporateBody
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, Paul Revere, 1860-1940. person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Hamlin, Anna, -1925. Anna Hamlin papers. person
associatedWith Hamlin, Anna, d. 1925. person
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associatedWith Hamlin, Huybertie Pruyn, 1873-1964. person
correspondedWith Helm, Edith Benham, 1874-1962 person
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Houston, David Franklin, 1866-1940 person
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
correspondedWith Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 person
correspondedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901 person
correspondedWith Miller, Adolph Caspar, 1866-1953. person
associatedWith Mills, Ogden Livingston, b. 1884. person
correspondedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920 person
correspondedWith Norton, Charles Eliot, 1827-1908 person
correspondedWith Olney, Richard, 1835-1917 person
correspondedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938 person
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associatedWith Robles, Sebastian T. (Sebastian Tomas), 1902-1959. person
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correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
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correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
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correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
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associatedWith Williams, George Fred, 1852-1932. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Bering Sea
United States
Massachusetts--Boston
Washington (D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
Subject
Finance, Public
Sealing
Politics, government and public administration
Finance, Public--United States
Seals (Animals)
Practice of law--Massachusetts--Boston
Practice of law
Bering Sea controversy
Occupation
Composers
Public officials
Lawyers
Politicians
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Birth 1861

Death 1938

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