O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949

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Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher; owner and publisher of the Army and Navy Journal, 1925-1949; staunch friend of Herbert Hoover; assistant to chairman, Republican National Committee, 1933-1934; author of weekly review of Washington politics for Hoover, 1933-1949.

From the description of John Callan O'Laughlin Collection, 1931-1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71171409

Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher.

From the description of Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068931

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  • 1873, Jan. 11: Born, Washington, D.C.
  • 1894: Attended Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1896: Married Mabel Hudson
  • 1893 - 1902 : Newspaper correspondent, New York Herald Washington bureau
  • 1902: Reported Venezuelan blockade by European powers
  • 1903 - 1904 : Newspaper correspondent, Associated Press, European bureau
  • 1904 - 1905 : Reported on Russo-Japanese War from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1905 - 1914 : Newspaper correspondent, Chicago Tribune, European and Washington bureaus
  • 1908: Secretary, United States Commission to Tokyo Exposition, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1909: Appointed first under secretary of state
  • 1909: Secretary to Theodore Roosevelt on his African and European trips
  • 1910: Published With Roosevelt from the Jungles through Europe. Boston: Chapple Publishing Co.
  • 1912: Delegate, Progressive Party national convention, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1914: Director of Chicago Tribune's Christmas ship bringing gifts to children of Europe
  • 1914 - 1917 : Newspaper correspondent, Chicago Herald, Washington bureau
  • 1916: Published Imperiled America. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co.
  • 1917: Vice president, Lord and Thomas Advertising Co.
  • 1918 - 1919 : Served in American Expeditionary Forces as an aide to General George W. Goethals, an officer in the intelligence section, and as secretary for the United States Interallied Munitions Council
  • 1920: Executive secretary, Policy Committee of the Republican National Party
  • 1925 - 1949 : Owner and publisher Army-Navy Journal
  • 1932: Member, Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
  • 1933 - 1934 : Assistant to chairman, Republican National Committee
  • 1933 - 1947 : Distributed unofficial weekly newsletter to ex-President Herbert Hoover and other major figures
  • 1941 - 1949 : Member and coordinator, D.C. Selective Service Board of Appeals
  • 1949, Mar. 14: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. Papers of John Callan O'Laughlin, 1895-1949. Library of Congress
creatorOf Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. Frank B. Kellogg papers, 1890-1942 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf O'Laughlin, John Callan, 1873-1949. John Callan O'Laughlin Collection, 1931-1948. Herbert Hoover Library
referencedIn Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Letters to John Callan O'Laughlin, 1909-1918. Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1926 (inclusive), 1916-1922 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
creatorOf Abbott, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Fraser), 1859-1933. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: ancillary archival resources, 18-- -19--. Houghton Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. Theodore Roosevelt papers, 1759-1993 (bulk 1878-1919). Library of Congress
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Papers, 1759-1993, (bulk 1878-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Andrews, Avery Delano, 1864-1959. Theodore Roosevelt Collection: manuscripts--Theodore Roosevelt papers, 18-- - 19--. Houghton Library
referencedIn Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Letters sent to Walter Hines Page from various correspondents, English period, 1876-1937. Houghton Library
creatorOf John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914. Papers, 1826-1941 Houghton Library
referencedIn Theodore Roosevelt Collection: Books, pamphlets, periodicals, 18-- - <ongoing> Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Nicolay" to "Palmer". Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Beveridge, Albert Jeremiah, 1862-1927 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chautemps, Camille, 1885-1963 person
correspondedWith Colby, Bainbridge, 1869-1950 person
correspondedWith Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 person
correspondedWith Copley, Ira, 1864-1947 person
correspondedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951 person
correspondedWith Dearing, Fred Morris, 1879-1963 person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Dewey, Thomas E. (Thomas Edmund), 1902-1971 person
correspondedWith Dresel, Ellis Loring, 1865-1925 person
correspondedWith Gibson, Hugh, 1883-1954 person
correspondedWith Glazebrook, Otis Allan, 1887-1954 person
correspondedWith Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928 person
correspondedWith Harbord, James G. (James Guthrie), 1866-1947 person
correspondedWith Hart, Thomas Charles person
associatedWith Hay, John, 1838-1905. person
correspondedWith Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954 person
correspondedWith Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964. person
correspondedWith Hurley, Patrick J. (Patrick Jay), 1883-1963 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Hiram, 1866-1945 person
correspondedWith Joslin, Theodore G. (Theodore Goldsmith), 1890-1944 person
associatedWith Kellogg, Frank B. (Frank Billings), 1856-1937. person
correspondedWith Klein, Julius, 1901-1984 person
correspondedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956 person
correspondedWith Lasker, Albert Davis, 1880-1952 person
correspondedWith Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924 person
correspondedWith Loeb, William, 1866-1937 person
correspondedWith Loomis, Francis B. (Francis Butler), 1861-1948 person
associatedWith Lord & Thomas. corporateBody
correspondedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964 person
correspondedWith McReynolds, James Clark, 1862-1946 person
correspondedWith Mitchell, James G. person
associatedWith Mitchell, William, 1879-1936 person
correspondedWith Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931 person
correspondedWith Moseley, George Van Horn, 1874-1960 person
correspondedWith New, Harry S. (Harry Stewart), 1858-1937 person
correspondedWith Nomura, Kichisaburò„, 1877-1964 person
associatedWith Norwich University. corporateBody
correspondedWith O'Laughlin, Mabel Hudson, 1876-1947 person
associatedWith Page, Walter Hines, 1855-1918 person
correspondedWith Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948 person
correspondedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 person
associatedWith Republican National Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Richey, Lawrence, 1885-1959 person
correspondedWith Rinehart, Mary Roberts, 1876-1958 person
correspondedWith Rockhill, William Woodville, 1854-1914 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow, 1861-1948 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler, 1889-1960 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor Butler Alexander, 1889-1960 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
correspondedWith Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971 person
correspondedWith Smoot, Reed, 1862-1941 person
correspondedWith Spring Rice, Cecil, Sir, 1859-1918 person
correspondedWith Sternburg, Hermann Speck von, Freiherr, 1852-1908 person
correspondedWith Sternburg, Speck von person
correspondedWith Stettinius, Edward R. (Edward Reilly), 1900-1949 person
correspondedWith Straus, Oscar S. (Oscar Solomon), 1850-1926 person
correspondedWith Sullivan, Lawrence, 1898- person
correspondedWith Summerall, Charles Pelot, 1867-1955 person
correspondedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 person
correspondedWith Takahira, Kogoro, Baron, 1854-1926 person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
correspondedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. corporateBody
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
correspondedWith Walsh, David I. (David Ignatius), 1872-1947 person
correspondedWith White, William Allen, 1868-1944 person
correspondedWith Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927 person
correspondedWith Woodring, Harry Hines, 1887-1967 person
correspondedWith Wood, Robert C. (Robert Crooke), 1832-1900 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Washington (D.C.)
United States
New Deal, 1933-1939
Patronage, Political
Patronage, Political
World War, 1914-1918 Europe
Advertising agencies
Universities and colleges
Universities and colleges


Birth 1873-01-11

Death 1949-03-14


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