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Robert Bacon

Robert BaconBorn: 5-Jul-1860
Birthplace: Jamaica Plain, MA
Died: 29-May-1919
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Blood poisoning [1]
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to France, 1909-12

Military service: US Army (WWI, on Pershing's staff, Lt. Col.)


[1] Complication of surgery for mastoiditis.

Father: William Benjamin Bacon
Mother: Emily Crosby Low
Wife: Martha Waldron Cowdin (m. 10-Oct-1883)
Son: Robert Low Bacon
Son: Gasper Grisold Bacon
Son: Elliot Cowdin Bacon
Daughter: Martha Bacon

    University: Harvard University (1880)

    US Ambassador to France (1909-12)
    US Secretary of State 27-Jan-1909 to 5-Mar-1909 under Theodore Roosevelt
    US State Department Assistant Secretary (1905-09)
    US Steel (1901)
    J. P. Morgan & Co. Junior Partner (1894-1903)
    E. Rollins Morse and Brother Partner (1883-94)
    Lee, Higginson and Co. (1881-83)
    Member of the Board of Edison Electric Illuminating Company
    Member of the Board of National City
    Member of the Board of US Steel
    Metropolitan Club
    Somerset Club President

Author of books:
For Better Relations With Our Latin American Neighbors: A Journey to South America (19195)


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