Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953

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Army officer and railroad officer.

From the description of Frederic Adrian Delano papers, 1917-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982936

Frederic Adrian Delano (1863-1953), uncle of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was born in Hong Kong, China. His father, Warren Delano, II, was at that time a partner in the shipping firm of Russell and Company based in that city. A few years later the Delano family returned to Algonac, the family home near Newburgh, New York, and Delano spent much of his childhood there. After graduating from Harvard University in 1885, Delano began a railroad career as an apprentice machinist with the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He eventually became General Manager of the company, serving in that position from 1901 through 1904. In 1905, he was named president of the Wabash Railroad. In January 1914, he assumed the presidency of the Monon Railroad. Resigning that position on August 10, 1914, he accepted appointment to a six-year term on the Federal Reserve Board. He resigned as Vice-Chairman of the Board in 1918, and entered the army as a Major in the U.S. Engineering Corps. He served as director of transportation at Paris, France, attaining the rank of Colonel. In 1921, the United States Government awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal for his wartime service. The Supreme Court of the United States named Mr. Delano as Receiver in the Red River Boundry Case (Oklahoma v. Texas) in April 1920 and he served in that capacity until the court issued its final decree on June 1, 1925. The following December he was appointed President of the League of Nations Commission of Enquiry into Production of Opium in Persia. In 1926, the Commission visited Persia to survey the local economy with the aim of proposing financial substitute for the production of opium. Frederic A. Delano also had a deep interest in the field of city planning and was a member of the Chicago Plan Commission during his residence in that city prior to 1914. After moving to Washington in 1914, he became involved in many planning activities in the District of Columbia. President Calvin Coolidge appointed him President of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission in 1927, and in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt named him Chairman of the National Resources Planning Commission, a position that he held for ten years. He also served as President of the American Planning and Civic Association for a number of years. Delano gave much of his time to civic affairs throughout his life. He served as a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution and a trustee of the Carnegie Institution and also had interests in a number of other organizations. He was the author of many articles on subjects diverse as railroad transportation, monetary policy, and city planning.

From the description of Delano, Frederic A. (Frederic Adrian), 1863-1953 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10677606

City planner.

Delano was uncle of Franklin D. Roosevelt; served as a Transportation Corps officer during World War I; member and chairman of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, 1924-1942; and chairman, 1938-1941, of the National Resources Planning Board.

From the description of Papers, 1812-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155522454

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referencedIn Wood, Waddy B. (Waddy Butler), 1869-1944. Papers, 1891-1941 (bulk 1913-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn League for Progress in Architecture records, 1937-1939. George Washington University
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn G. Donald Kennedy Papers, 1928-1968 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953. Miscellaneous papers [manuscript], 1798-1923 (bulk 1903-1923). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Burrage, Mildred G. (Mildred Giddings), 1890-1983. Mildred Giddings Burrage collection, 1893-1978. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Roosevelt family. Papers donated by the children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, [ca. 1686]-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Vinton, Warren Jay, 1889-1969. Warren Jay Vinton papers, 1932-1969. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Leffingwell, R. C. (Russell Cornell), 1883-1960. Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf United States. National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Correspondence with Paul Philippe Cret, 1931-1939. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Moore, R. Walton (Robert Walton), 1859-1941. Papers, 1922-1941. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kennedy, G. Donald (George Donald), 1900-1988. G. Donald Kennedy papers, 1928-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Russell Cornell Leffingwell papers, 1883-1979 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Charles Moore papers, 1901-1940 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. Papers of Carter Glass [manuscript], 1858-1946, and n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. Papers as Governor of New York, 1929-1932. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912. Daniel H. Burnham Collection, 1836-1946. Aurora University, Phillips Library
referencedIn Delano, Franklin Hughes, 1813-1893. Papers, 1833-1894. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Warren Jay Vinton papers, 1932-1969 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953. Papers, 1812-1959. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953. Letter to J.N. Darling. Washington, DC. 1935 Nov. 15. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Morgenthau, Henry, 1891-1967. Papers, 1866-1953, 1933-1953 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Waddy B. Wood Papers, 1885-1941, (bulk 1913-1935) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Records of the National Capital Planning Commission. 1900 - 2000. Office Files of Chairman Frederic A. Delano
creatorOf Moore, Charles, 1855-1942. Charles Moore papers, 1889-1940. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Daniel C. Roper Papers David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Records of the Commission of Fine Arts. 1787 - 1997. Correspondence and Other Records Relating to Projects, Public Buildings, and Grounds in the District of Columbia
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Delano, Frederic Adrian, 1863-1953. Frederic Adrian Delano papers, 1917-1919. Library of Congress
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wood, Waddy B. (Waddy Butler), 1869-1944. Papers of Waddy B. Wood, 1885-1941 (bulk 1913-1935). Library of Congress
referencedIn W. Cameron (William Cameron) Forbes papers, 1900-1946. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1899-. Papers of Charles William Eliot, 1933-1943 (bulk). Harvard University, Frances Loeb Library
creatorOf American Planning and Civic Association. Committee of 100 on the Federal City. Committee of 100 on the Federal City records (part I), 1932-1997 (bulk 1950-1987). George Washington University
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correspondedWith Burrage, Mildred G. (Mildred Giddings), 1890-1983. person
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Darling, Jay N. (Jay Norwood), 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Delano, Catherine Robbins Lyman. person
associatedWith Delano, Franklin Hughes, 1813-1893. person
associatedWith Delano, Warren, 1809-1898. person
associatedWith Eliot, Charles W. (Charles William), 1899- person
correspondedWith Forbes, W. Cameron (William Cameron), 1870-1959 person
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associatedWith Roosevelt, Sara Delano, 1854-1941. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
New York (State)
France
Oklahoma
Algonac (Newburgh, N.Y. : Estate)
Texas
Newburgh (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Newburgh
Iran
Subject
Dwellings
Courts
Transportation
World War, 1914-1918--Transportation
Families
Railroads
Metric system
Drug control--International cooperation
Decedents' estates
City planning
Planning
Whaling
Monetary policy
Resource allocation
Opium
Occupation
Army officers
Railroad officials
City planners
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Birth 1863

Death 1953

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