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Bacon, Robert

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1919 AD, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Diplomat


1860 - Robert Bacon was born 5th of July in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.


1880 - Graduated from Harvard University.


1881 - Commenced a business career with Lee, Higginson & Company of Boston.


1883 - Married Martha Waldron Cowdin.


1883-1894 - Became member of the firm of E. Rollins Morse & Brother of Boston.


1894-1903 - Member of the New York firm of J. P. Morgan & Company.


1905-1909 - Assistant Secretary of State.


1906 - Acting Secretary while Elihu Root was in South America. 


1909 - Secretary of State in President Roosevelt's Cabinet from 27th of January  served until 5th of March.


1909-1912 - Served as Secretary of State, obtained the advice and consent of the Senate to the canal treaties with Colombia and Panama; Ambassador to France.


1913 - Made a journey to South America at the request of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


1914 - Went to France and helped with the work of the "American Ambulance".


1917 -Commissioned a major and detailed to General Pershing's staff.


1918 - Promoted to lieutenant colonel and served as Chief of the American Military Mission at British General Headquarters.


1919 - Died in 29th of May in New York City.




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