Woolley, Robert Wickliffe, 1871-1958

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Journalist, politician, and public official.

From the description of Robert Wickliffe Woolley papers, 1842-1956 (bulk 1912-1921). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79270041

Biographical Note

  • 1871, Apr. 29: Born, Lexington, Ky.
  • 1886 - 1887 : Attended University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.
  • 1887 - 1889 : Attended Fordham University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1893: Reporter, Lexington Leader
  • 1895 - 1896 : Editor, American Sportsman
  • 1896 - 1897 : Sports editor, Chicago Tribune
  • 1897 - 1905 : Reporter, New York World
  • 1900: Married Marguerite Holmes Trenholm (died 1936)
  • 1907 - 1909 : Washington, D.C., correspondent, New York World
  • 1911 - 1912 : Chief investigator for the Stanley Committee investigating the U.S. Steel Corp.
  • 1912: Compiled Democratic Party campaign text book
  • 1913 - 1915 : Auditor, Interior Department
  • 1914: Edited Democratic Party campaign text book
  • 1915 - 1916 : Director of the Mint and chairman, Inter-Departmental Committee on Information
  • 1916: Member and chairman of publicity, Democratic Campaign Committee
  • 1917: Director of publicity, first Liberty Loan
  • 1917 - 1921 : Member, Interstate Commerce Commission
  • 1929 - 1935 : Member of law firm, Washington, D.C.
  • 1934 - 1937 : Chairman, National Democratic Council of Washington, D.C.
  • 1936: Delegate, Democratic National convention
  • 1940: Delegate, National Democratic convention
  • 1945 - 1947 : Member of twelve emergency boards of the National Mediation Board
  • 1958, Dec. 16: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Robert Wickliffe Woolley Papers, 1842-1956, (bulk 1912-1921), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956 person
correspondedWith Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 person
correspondedWith Breckinridge, Desha, 1867-1935 person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
correspondedWith Cox, James M. (James Middleton), 1870-1957 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Flood, Henry D. (Henry Delaware), 1865-1921. person
correspondedWith House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938 person
correspondedWith McAdoo, W. G. (William Gibbs), 1863-1941 person
associatedWith Morgan family. family
associatedWith Mulligan, James Hilary, 1844-1915. person
correspondedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943 person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
correspondedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Interstate Commerce Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Walworth, Arthur, 1903- person
correspondedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith Woolley family. family
associatedWith Woolley family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Railroads--United States
Railroads
Elections--1916
Elections--United States--1916
Railroads and state--United States
Elections--United States--1920
Elections--1912
World War, 1914-1918--Transportation--United States
Fuel consumption
Energy policy
Interstate commerce
Energy policy--United States
Interstate commerce--United States
Elections--1920
Elections--United States--1912
World War, 1914-1918--Transportation
Railroads and state
Occupation
Journalists
Public officials
Politicians
Function

Person

Birth 1871-04-29

Death 1958-12-15

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