Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949

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Charles D. Hilles: insurance executive and politician; chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1912-1937; secretary to President Taft, 1911-1913; assistant secretary of the Treasury, 1909-1911; administrator of the Ohio Industrial School, 1892-1902, and of the New York Juvenile Asylum, 1902-1909.

From the description of Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702154071

Charles D. Hilles: insurance executive and politician; Chairman of the Republican National Committee, 1912-1937; Secretary to President Taft, 1911-1913; Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1909-1911; administrator of the Ohio Industrial School, 1892-1902, and of the New York Juvenile Asylum, 1902-1909.

Hilles was an influential spokesman for the conservative wing of his party, and during the first two Roosevelt administrations he attained the stature of an elder statesman. In 1920 he supported Nicholas Murray Butler for the Presidency, but the Harding administration nevertheless acknowledged his prominent position in New York. A firm supporter of Coolidge, he headed the Eastern Headquarters in 1924. After the election he became the chief dispenser of federal patronage in New York and was prominent among advocates of a second candidacy in 1928. He joined with other conservative leaders in never fully accepting Hoover and his supporters; throughout his term they felt they had been pushed aside by young upstarts who knew little about running a political organization. Giving Hoover weak support in 1932, they anticipated the debacle, and after Roosevelt's victory the breach widened. Hilles came increasingly under attack for refusing to agree that the party needed thorough overhauling, and he retired from the National committee in 1937 with the admission that his post would be given to a younger man. From his retirement until his death in 1949, conservative leaders continued to seek his counsel.

From the guide to the Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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referencedIn John Callan O'Laughlin Papers, 1895-1949 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
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referencedIn Chauncey Mitchell Depew papers, 1879-1928 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
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associatedWith Taft, Horace Dutton, 1861-1943. person
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associatedWith Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
Middle West
Ohio
New York (State)
United States
United States
Middle West.
Latin America.
Ohio
Latin America
Subject
Public welfare
Reformatories
Patronage, Political
Juvenile delinquency
Children--Institutional care
Occupation
Politicians
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Birth 1867-06-23

Death 1949-08-27

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