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Henry Skillman Breckinridge
Birth: May 25, 1886
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 2, 1960
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Government Official, United States Army Officer, Olypic Athlete. A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, he was appointed as President Woodrow Wilson's Assistant Secretary of War, in 1913, at age 27. A member of the 1912 and 1928 Olympic fencing teams, and was captain of the latter. During World War I he served as commander of a battalion. After the war he practiced law in New York where his most famous client and friend was Colonel Charles Lindbergh. He was involved in the futile ransom negotiations with the kidnapper of Col. Lindbergh's son and later, was one of the witnesses at the trial of Bruno Hauptmann. (bio by: Mark Mitchell) 
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  Aida Marta De Acosta Breckinridge (1884 - 1962)*
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Lexington Cemetery
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section O, Lot 152
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mark Mitchell
Record added: Feb 26, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6215905
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