Presidential Cabinet Secretary. In 1891, he began law practice in New York City, became active in Republican politics and was on the 29th New York State Assembly 1901 to 02. He left the party with Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, to found the National Progressive party. During World War I he served on the United States Shipping Board, became a close confidant of President Woodrow Wilson and was appointed United States Secretary of State in President Wilson's cabinet, serving 1920 to 1921. After Wilson's term of office ended, he was a partner in Wilson's law firm from 1921 until 1923 and continued with the law for the remainder of his career. He was also the personal attorney for author Mark Twain.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith