Linebarger, Paul Myron, 1871-1939

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Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger (1871-1939) was a lawyer and author. He was an associate and advisor to Sun Yat-sen, 1907-1925, and legal advisor to the National Government of China, 1930-1937. He served as a circuit judge in the Philippines, 1901-1907, but resigned his position to actively support the political movement of Sun Yat-sen. He became an organizer in Mexico for Dr. Sun's secret society, Teng Meng Hui, which overthrew the Manchu Dynasty. In 1913, Linebarger wrote Our Chinese Chances which was circulated by Dr. Sun's political party, the Kuomingtang. In 1917, Linebarger became editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine, The Chinese Nationalist .

From the guide to the Manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's Autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen", 1936, (Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida)

American lawyer and author; legal adviser to Sun Yat-sen, 1907-1925, and to the Chinese Nationalist Government, 1930-1937.

From the description of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger papers, 1889-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871896

Biographical Note: Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger, a lawyer and author, was born in 1871. He was associate and advisor to Sun Yat-sen, 1907-1925, and legal advisor to the National Government of China, 1930-1937.

He served as circuit judge in the Philippines, 1901-1907, but resigned his position to actively support the revolutionary movement of Sun Yat-sen and his political party, the Kuomingtang. Linebarger returned to America after Dr. Sun's death in 1925 and worked for the United States Civil Service. He was offered a post with the National Government by their representative, Koo Yin-fan. He returned to Nanking in 1930 in the official position of legal advisor to the National Government. His son, Paul Myron Anthony Wentworth, served as his secretary. Linebarger left China in 1937 and began an international lecture tour in the interests of peace. He returned to Washington D.C. He died in 1939.

From the description of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger reminiscences 1937-1938. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48369127

Lawyer, author.

Linebarger was born in 1871. He was an associate and advisor to Sun Yat-sen, 1907-1925, and legal advisor to the National Government of China, 1930-1937. He served as a circuit judge in the Philippines, 1901-1907, but resigned his position to actively support the political movement of Sun Yat-sen. He became an organizer in Mexico for Dr. Sun's secret society, Teng Meng Hui, which overthrew the Manchu Dynasty.

In 1913, Linebarger wrote "Our Chinese Chances" which was circulated by Dr. Sun's political party, the Kuomingtang. In 1917, Linebarger became editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine, The Chinese Nationalist.

From the description of Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen : the autobiography of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger. (University of Florida). WorldCat record id: 50750264

Biographical Note

  • 1871, June 15: Born, Warren, Illinois
  • 1889: Naperville College and Lake Forest University
  • 1889 - 1892 : Law Student, Paris, France
  • 1893: Admitted to Bar, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1893 - 1895 : Student, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1895: Began Law Practice, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1901: Author, Les Combattants Francais
  • 1902: Author, U.S. Government
  • 1901 - 1907 : U.S. Judge, 7th District, Philippine Islands
  • 1907 - 1925 : Legal Adviser to Sun Yat-sen
  • 1912: Married, Lillian Bearden Kirk
  • 1915: Author, Chinese Chances Through Europe's War
  • 1916: Author, Miss American Dollars
  • 1918: Author, This Side of France
  • 1922: Author, The World Gone Mad
  • 1924: Author, Sun Yat-sen and the Chinese Republic
  • 1927: Author, Our Common Cause With China Against Imperialism and Communism
  • 1929: Author, The Maker of Modern China and His Three Principles
  • 1931: Author, La Chin e Navree, Es Espana otra China?
  • 1930 - 1937 : Adviser, Nationalist Government, China
  • 1939, February 20: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger Papers, 1889-1939, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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creatorOf Linebarger, Paul Myron Wentworth. Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen : the autobiography of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger. University of Florida
creatorOf Manuscript of Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger's Autobiography, "Counsellor to Sun Yat-sen", 1936 Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
creatorOf Linebarger, Paul Myron, 1871-1939. Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger papers, 1889-1939. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger Papers, 1889-1939 Hoover Institution Archives
creatorOf Linebarger, Paul Myron Wentworth, 1871-1939. Paul Myron Wentworth Linebarger reminiscences 1937-1938. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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associatedWith Chiang, Kai-shek, 1887-1975. person
associatedWith Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony, 1913-1966. person
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associatedWith Sun, Yat-sen, 1866-1925. person
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