Woolsey], Lester Hood, 1877-1961

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Lawyer, diplomat, and geologist.

From the description of Papers of Lester Hood Woolsey, 1831-1958 (bulk 1909-1928). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84163146

Biographical Note

  • 1877, Aug. 3: Born, Stone Ridge, N.Y.
  • 1901: B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1908: LL.B., George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1903: Married Grace Hamblin
  • 1902 - 1907 : Assistant geologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • 1908 - 1909 : Examiner of claims, U.S. Land Office
  • 1909 - 1913 : Attorney, State Department
  • 1911: Secretary on behalf of U.S., International Fur Seal Conference, Washington, D/.C.
  • 1913 - 1915 : Assistant solicitor, Office of the Counselor, State Department
  • 1915 - 1916 : Attached to office of secretary of state
  • 1917 - 1920 : Solicitor, State Department
  • 1919: Technical delegate, U.S. Peace Conference, Paris, France
  • 1920 - 1928 : Law partner with Robert Lansing
  • 1922: International law expert for Chinese government in Washington Conference on Limitation of Armaments
  • 1923 - 1924 : Counsel for Chile in Tacna-Arica arbitration
  • 1961, June 20: Died, Providence, R.I.

From the guide to the Lester Hood Woolsey Papers, 1831-1958, (bulk 1909-1929), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Auchincloss, Gordon, 1886-1943. Gordon Auchincloss papers, 1914-1951 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Woolsey, Lester Hood, 1877-1961. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1941. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Fred Kenelm Nielsen Papers, 1881-1961, (bulk 1900-1956) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1926 (inclusive), 1916-1922 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Fred Kenelm Nielsen Papers, 1881-1961, (bulk 1900-1956) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Robert Lansing Papers, 1831-1935, (bulk 1914-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frank Lyon Polk papers, 1883-1942 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Gordon Auchincloss papers, 1914-1951 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Hand, Learned, 1872-1961. Papers, 1840-1961 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. Robert Lansing papers, 1831-1935 (bulk 1914-1920). Library of Congress
creatorOf Lester Hood Woolsey Papers, 1831-1958, (bulk 1909-1929) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Lester Hood Woolsey Papers, 1831-1958, (bulk 1909-1929) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Anderson, Jane person
associatedWith Anderson, Jane. person
associatedWith Auchincloss, Gordon, 1886-1943. person
associatedWith Bell, Daniel W. (Daniel Wafena) person
associatedWith Bonynge, Robert W. (Robert William), 1863-1939. person
associatedWith DeSabla, Theodore J., Jr. person
correspondedWith Dresel, Ellis Loring, 1865-1925 person
associatedWith Dulles, John Foster, 1888-1959. person
associatedWith Foster, John Watson, 1836-1917. person
correspondedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Howe, Avery J. person
associatedWith Hudson, Manley O. (Manley Ottmer), 1886-1960. person
correspondedWith Joly de Sabla, Theodore person
correspondedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938. person
associatedWith Marten, H. H. person
correspondedWith Marten, H. H. person
associatedWith McCloy, John J. (John Jay), 1895-1989. person
associatedWith Moore, John Bassett, 1860-1947. person
associatedWith Nielsen, Fred Kenelm, 1879- person
correspondedWith Peaslee, Amos J. (Amos Jenkins), 1887-1969 person
associatedWith Peasley, Amos J. person
associatedWith Polk, Frank Lyon, 1871-1943. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of State. corporateBody
correspondedWith Yardley, Edward person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
World War, 1914-1918--Claims
Sabotage
International law
World War, 1914-1918--Diplomatic history
Occupation
Diplomats
Geologists
Lawyers
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Birth 1877

Death 1961

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