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Bacon, Robert

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1919 AD
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.