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Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928

 Person

Dates

  • 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:

Edward Mandell House papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 466
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, memoirs, writings, photographs, memorabilia, and other papers documenting Edward M. House's personal life and political career. The diary details his childhood experiences and also notes political observations (1912-1924). Materials relating to the Paris Peace Conference include minutes of meetings of the Supreme Council and memoranda from various countries presenting claims. Writings include essays, reviews, novels, and other works. Correspondence...
Dates: 1860-2007, bulk 1885-1938

The Inquiry Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 8
Overview: Correspondence, organizational records, reports containing historical and statistical material, maps, and other papers of The Inquiry, a group of experts assembled at the request of President Wilson to collect and collate data in preparation for a peace conference following World War I. Members of The Inquiry included Edward House, Sidney Mezes, Isaiah Bowman, Charles Seymour, David H. Miller, Walter Lippmann, James T. Shotwell, and Clive Day.
Dates: 1915-1921