William Woodward Baldwin (June 23, 1862 – 1954) was a United States lawyer who served as Third Assistant Secretary of State from 1896 to 1897.
William Woodward Baldwin was born on June 23, 1862, the son of Summerfield and Frances (Cugle) Baldwin. He was raised in Baltimore and studied at Phillips Exeter Academy from 1880 to 1882.He later attended Harvard College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1886, and the University of Maryland School of Law, receiving an LL.B. in 1888. His wife, the former Katherine Willard, was a niece of Frances Willard. Together, they had a son, Summerfield in 1897.
After law school, Baldwin moved to New York City, where he began to practice law, eventually as part of the law firm of Boston & Baldwin.In 1896, President of the United States Grover Cleveland selected Baldwin to be Third Assistant Secretary of State and Baldwin held this office from February 29, 1896 until April 1, 1897. After his time in office, Baldwin resumed the practice of law, settling in Briarcliff Manor, New York. He became a trustee of the Briarcliff Congregational Church, counsel to the village, and member of the district's board of education and Mount Pleasant Field Club.
Baldwin died on October 17, 1954, and is buried in the Baldwin Memorial Church in Millersville, Maryland.
Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard was an American educator, temperance reformer, and women's suffragist. Willard became the national president of Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in 1879 and remained president until her death in 1898. Her influence continued in the next decades, as the Eighteenth (Prohibition) and Nineteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution were adopted. Willard developed the slogan "Do Everything" for the WCTU, encouraging members to engage in a broad array of social reforms through lobbying, petitioning, preaching, publishing, and education. During her lifetime, Willard succeeded in raising the age of consent in many states, as well as passing labor reforms including the eight-hour work day. Her vision also encompassed prison reform, scientific temperance instruction, Christian socialism, and the global expansion of women's rights.
Daniel Coit Gilman was an American educator and academic. Gilman was instrumental in founding the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale College, and subsequently served as the second president of the University of California, Berkeley, as the first president of Johns Hopkins University, and as founding president of the Carnegie Institution. He was also co-founder of the Russell Trust Association, which administers the business affairs of Yale's Skull and Bones society. Gilman served for twenty five years as president of Johns Hopkins; his inauguration in 1876 has been said to mark "the starting point of postgraduate education in the U.S."
The Boston Brahmins or Boston elite are members of Boston's traditional old upper class. They are often associated with Harvard University, Anglicanism, upper class clubs such as the Somerset in Boston, the Knickerbocker in New York, the Metropolitan in Washington D.C., the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco, and traditional Anglo-American customs and clothing. Descendants of the earliest English colonists are typically considered to be the most representative of the Boston Brahmins. They are considered White Anglo-Saxon Protestants.
Rock Creek Cemetery is an 86-acre (350,000 m2) cemetery with a natural and rolling landscape located at Rock Creek Church Road, NW, and Webster Street, NW, off Hawaii Avenue, NE, in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. It is across the street from the historic Soldiers' Home and the Soldiers' Home Cemetery. It also is home to the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. On August 12, 1977, Rock Creek Cemetery and the adjacent church grounds were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Rock Creek Church Yard and Cemetery.
George Herbert Prouty of Newport, Vermont was a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1896 to 1897; a member of Vermont State Senate from 1904 to 1906; the 45th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1906 to 1908; the 52nd Governor of Vermont from 1908 to 1910; and Delegate to the 1916 Republican National Convention.
George Russell Stobbs was an attorney and politician. A Republican. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts for three terms.
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The Harvard Monthly was a literary magazine of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, beginning October 1885 until suspending publication following the Spring 1917 issue.
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William Woodville Rockhill
| Third Assistant Secretary of State |
February 29, 1896 – April 1, 1897
Thomas W. Cridler