Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913).

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MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934. Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913).

Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913).

Correspondence; memoranda; speeches; subject files; business, legal, and financial records; family papers; autobiographical material; newspaper clippings, scrapbook; printed matter; and other papers relating primarily to MacVeagh's service as U.S. secretary of the treasury under President William H. Taft and MacVeagh's roles as Chicago businessman, banker, civic reformer, patron of the arts, and politician. Includes materials pertaining to the MacVeagh (McVey) and Eames families, Chicago social and civic affairs, and Franklin MacVeagh & Company wholesale grocery business. Subjects include the election of 1896, political patronage, and the U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Internal Revenue Service during the Taft administration. Organizations represented include American Civic Association, Civic Federation of Chicago, Immigration Restriction League, National Civic Federation, National Civil Service Reform League, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, U.S. President's Commission on Economy and Efficiency, U.S. Public Health Service, and U.S. Tariff Board. Correspondents include Charles Francis Adams, R.O. Bailey, Richard Achilles Ballinger, Henry C. Bannard, James J. Barbour, Henry Sherman Boutell, William S. Broughton, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Royal Eubank Cabell, Walter T. Chandler, George B. Cortelyou, Shelby M. Cullom, J.M. Dickinson, Walter L. Fisher, Francis, E. Frothingham, S.M. Gaines, John Hay, Frank H. Hitchcock, Rollin Arthur Keyes, Philander C. Knox, George R. Leighton, Carl Lumholtz, Thomas S. Lynch, Eames MacVeagh, Emily Eames MacVeagh, Wayne MacVeagh, George Washington Maher, Lee McClung, Charles H. Miller, Charles P. Montgomery, Lawrence O. Murray, Charles Nagel, Charles Dyer Norton, Pumpelly family, Whitelaw Reid, Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, Henry L. Stimson, William H. Taft, George W. Wickersham, and Leonard Wood.

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Hay, John, 1838-1905

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Brown class of 1858. Secretary to Abraham Lincoln; Ambassador to Court of St. James; Secretary of State; author. From the description of Papers, 1829-1916. (Brown University). WorldCat record id: 122598680 American diplomat and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cleveland, to the editors of The Critic [Jeannette L. and Joseph B. Gilder], 1884 Aug. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 644640373 Statesman, poet, Secretary of State. ...

Maher, George Washington, 1864-1926

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Wickersham, George W. (George Woodward), 1858-1936

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Ballinger, Richard Achilles, 1858-1922

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Richard Achilles Ballinger was mayor of Seattle, Washington from 1904–1906 and United States Secretary of the Interior from 1909–1911. He was born on July 9, 1858 in Boonesboro, Iowa, and graduated from Williams College in 1884. After serving as mayor of Seattle, Ballinger attracted the attention of President Theodore Roosevelt's administration and was appointed commissioner of the General Land Office from 1907 to 1909. In 1909, President William Howard Taft appointed him Secretary of the Interi...

Bannard, Henry C.

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Scidmore, Eliza Ruhamah, 1856-1928

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Chandler, Walter T.

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Cortelyou, George Bruce, 1862-1940

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MacVeagh, Franklin, 1837-1934

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Lawyer, businessman, and U.S. secretary of the treasury. From the description of Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1933 (bulk 1909-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78802204 Biographical Note 1837, Nov. 22 Born near Phoenixville, Chester County, Pa. 1862 A.B., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. ...

MacVeagh, Wayne, 1833-1917

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United States. President's Commission on Economy and Efficiency

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National Civil Service Reform League (U.S.)

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MacVeagh, Emily Eames

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American Civic Association

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U.S. Customs Service

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Pumpelly family

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United States. Tariff Board

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MacVeagh, Eames, b. 1871

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Blue, Rupert Lee, 1868-1948

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Gaines, S. M.

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Cullom, Shelby M. (Shelby Moore), 1829-1914

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Immigration Restriction League (U.S.)

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Miller, Charles H., merchant

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Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950

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McVey family.

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Hitchcock, Frank H. (Frank Harris), 1867-1935

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Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912

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U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

United States. Public Health Service

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In April 1955 the Department of HEW licensed 6 companies to distribute a newly-developed polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The vaccine's effectiveness had been endorsed by NIH and the Surgeon General. Shortly after the vaccine was distributed, however, Cutter laboratory's allotment was found to be tainted and a cause of 72 new cases of polio. Responding to the crisis, the U.S. Public Health Service directed CDC epidemiologist Alexander Lang...

McClung, Lee.

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Leighton, George R.

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Franklin MacVeagh & Company

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Eames family.

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Civic Federation of Chicago (Ill.)

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Frothingham, Francis E.

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Bailey, R. O.

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