Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940

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Public official and presidential secretary.

From the description of George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449155

Biographical Note

  • 1862, July 26: Born, New York City, N.Y.
  • 1879: Graduated, Hempstead Institute, Hempstead, Long Island, N.Y.
  • 1882: Graduated, Massachusetts State Normal School, Westfield, Mass.
  • 1883: Studied stenography, New York, N.Y.
  • 1883 - 1885 : Shorthand reporter, New York, N.Y.
  • 1885 - 1889 : Preparatory school principal, New York, N.Y.
  • 1888: Married Lily Morris Hinds
  • 1890 - 1891 : Private secretary to surveyor of Port of New York, New York, N.Y.
  • 1891 - 1895 : Private secretary and clerk, office of fourth assistant postmaster general, Washington, D.C.
  • 1895: LL.B., Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1895 - 1897 : Stenographer and executive clerk to President Grover Cleveland
  • 1896: LL.M., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1898 - 1901 : Assistant secretary and secretary to President William McKinley
  • 1901 - 1903 : Secretary to President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1903: Appointed first secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor
  • 1904: Elected chairman of the Republican National Committee; resigned as secretary of the Department of Commerce and Labor
  • 1905: Appointed postmaster general
  • 1907: Appointed secretary of the treasury
  • 1909 - 1935 : President, New York Consolidated Gas Co.
  • 1940, Oct. 23: Died, Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.

From the guide to the George B. Cortelyou Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1897-1908), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. George B. Cortelyou papers, 1871-1948 (bulk 1897-1908). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Frank J. Hecker papers, Hecker, Frank J., 1891-1908, 1898-1905 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
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referencedIn Hitchcock, Frank H. (Frank Harris), 1867-1935. Frank H. Hitchcock papers, 1905-1935. Library of Congress
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referencedIn Family papers, 1853-1954. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1759-1993 (bulk 1878-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890. George Washington McCrary collection, 1824-1936. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
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creatorOf Barber, Ohio Columbus, 1841-1920. Papers, 1880-1913 / Ohio Columbus Barber. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Lyman J. Gage Papers, 1897-1906 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Oregon Methodist Episcopal Church Administrative papers, 1851-1945 Willamette University University Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Day, William R. (William Rufus), 1849-1923. William R. Day papers, 1820-1923 (bulk 1897-1917). Library of Congress
referencedIn Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. William H. Taft papers, 1784-1973 (bulk 1880-1930). Library of Congress
creatorOf Cortelyou, George B. (George Bruce), 1862-1940. [Letter] 1900 December 24, Washington, [D.C. to] Gen. Horatio C. King, Brooklyn, N.Y. / Geo. B. Cortelyou. Texas Tech University Libraries, Academic Library
referencedIn Gage, Lyman J. (Lyman Judson), 1836-1927. Lyman J. Gage papers, 1897-1906. Library of Congress
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hagedorn, Hermann, 1882-1964. Hermann Hagedorn papers, 1912-1933. Library of Congress
referencedIn McKinley, William, 1843-1901. William McKinley papers, circa 1847-1935 (bulk 1897-1901). Library of Congress
referencedIn Corbin, Henry Clark, 1842-1909. Henry Clark Corbin papers, 1864-1980 (bulk 1898-1909). Library of Congress
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referencedIn Nathan Appleton Papers, 1850-1904, (bulk 1876-1902) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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referencedIn Pulitzer, Joseph, 1847-1911. Joseph Pulitzer papers, 1880-1924. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ashley W. Cole Letters, 1882-1916 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1938 (inclusive), 1897-1903 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn George Dewey Papers, 1805-1949, (bulk 1885-1931) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917. William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. Library of Congress
creatorOf Parsons, Geoffrey, 1879-1956. Papers of Geoffrey Parsons, 1876-1937 (bulk 1929-1937). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Appleton, Nathan, 1843-1906. Nathan Appleton papers, 1850-1904 (bulk 1876-1902). Library of Congress
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creatorOf Hill, Samuel, 1857-1931. Samuel Hill papers, 1895-1902. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Beer family. Beer family papers, 1740-1981 (inclusive), 1827-1981 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1718-1946 (inclusive) 1873-1919 (bulk). Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Franklin MacVeagh Papers, 1799-1934, (bulk 1909-1913) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jayhawkers Of '49 Collection, 1849 - 1952 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Henry Clark Corbin Papers, 1864-1980, (bulk 1898-1909) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letters, 1896-1914. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf George B. Cortelyou Papers, 1871-1948, (bulk 1897-1908) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever Collection, circa 1800-circa 1998, bulk 1863-1974 Historical Collections, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia
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referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
United States
United States
Subject
Exhibitions
Exhibitions--New York (State)
Presidents--United States--Election--1904
Spanish--American War, 1898
Presidents--Election--1904
Occupation
Cabinet officers
Secretaries, Presidential
Public officials
Function

Person

Birth 1862-07-26

Death 1940-10-23

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