MacVeagh family.

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In 1856, Wayne MacVeagh (1833-1917), a recent Yale graduate and native of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, became an outspoken advocate of Republican presidential candidate John C. Fremont. He quickly made a name for himself as a compelling political speaker. MacVeagh thus embarked upon a life of public service and political involvement that would span three continents and fourteen presidencies and would begin a family legacy of statecraft. Serving as Chester County district attorney (1859-1864) ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, U.S. attorney general under Garfield (1880-1881), and ambassador to Italy (1894-1897), MacVeagh consistently approached politics with a reformer's eye, speaking out in favor of abolition, civil service reform, and an international system of arbitration. MacVeagh's second marriage to Virginia Cameron, the daughter of the controversial Senator Simon Cameron, did not tarnish his reputation. Following Wayne's success, his brother, Franklin MacVeagh, eventually rose to be secretary of the treasury under President Taft. Wayne MacVeagh's diplomatic legacy continued on for two generations, with the appointment of his son Charles to the Japanese Ministry and his grandson Lincoln as ambassador to Greece.

From the description of MacVeagh family papers, 1831-1950, bulk 1851-1917. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 77625196

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associatedWith Adams, Brooks, 1848-1927. person
associatedWith Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915. person
associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. person
associatedWith Arnold, Matthew, 1822-1888. person
associatedWith Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893. person
associatedWith Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925. person
associatedWith Cameron, Margaret. person
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919 person
associatedWith Clemens, Olivia Susan, 1872-1896. person
associatedWith Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908 person
associatedWith Cromwell, William Nelson. person
associatedWith Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1815-1894. person
associatedWith Democratic Party (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. person
associatedWith Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872. person
associatedWith Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882. person
associatedWith Harding, Earl. person
associatedWith Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901 person
associatedWith Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893. person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
associatedWith Lewis, Joseph J. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Charles, 1860-1931. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Charlton. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Ewen Cameron. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Fanny Davenport Rogers. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Lincoln, 1890-1972. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Margaret Lincoln. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Virginia C. person
associatedWith MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901 person
associatedWith Panama Canal Company corporateBody
associatedWith Panama Railroad Co. corporateBody
associatedWith Pinkerton, John J. person
associatedWith Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904. person
associatedWith Republican Party (Philadelphia, Pa.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Smith, Margaretta MacVeagh. person
associatedWith Smith, Stuart Farrar, 1874-1951. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Ursinus College. corporateBody
associatedWith Warder, Benjamin. person
associatedWith White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
associatedWith World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale College (1718-1887). Class of 1853. corporateBody
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Pennsylvania
Europe
Venezuela
Turkey
Panama Canal
United States
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Ambassadors--Correspondence
Politicians--Social life and customs
Family life--19th century
Civil service reform--19th century
Alcoholics--Family relationships
Spanish--American War, 1898
Presidential candidates--19th century
Pennsylvania Railroad--Finance
Great fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871
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Active 1950

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