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.