Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928
- Existence: October 17, 1864-October 30, 1928
Biographical / Historical
Robert Lansing (b. Oct. 17, 1864, Watertown, New York-d. Oct. 30, 1928, New York, New York) was an American lawyer and politician who served as Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I, and then as Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson from 1915 to 1920. He was married to Eleanor Foster Lansing, who was the daughter of Secretary of State John Watson Foster and maternal aunt to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, Director of Central Intelligence Allen Welsh Dulles, and economist and diplomat Eleanor Lansing Dulles.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS 170
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, speeches and writings, diaries, photographs, extensive material from the presidential campaign of 1924, and material relating to John W. Davis's law practice and public activities. Correspondence makes up two-thirds of the papers including early letters by Davis to his family and his first wife, and letters while ambassador to Great Britain (1918-1923). The largest part of the correspondence is for the period 1924-1955 and concerns Davis's civic and...
Call Number: MS 656
Overview: The papers consist of correpondence, letterbooks, documents, diaries, subject files and other materials documenting the personal life and professional career of Frank Lyon Polk. The bulk of the material relates to Polk's Department of State service and includes correspondence with political figures, letterpress copybooks (1915-1917), and diaries (1915-1920). Materials relating to the American Commission to Negotiate Peace and the League of Nations are also included.