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Henry Clay Ide

  • Birth 18 Sep 1844 Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 1921 Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
  • Burial Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
  • Memorial ID 32116706

US Governor-General of the Philippines; later US Ambassador to Spain. Graduated from Dartmouth College in 1866, and became a high school principal in Vermont and Massachusetts while he read law to prepare for admittance to the bar. Began practicing law in 1870. Served as a Vermont State Senator, 1882 to 1885, representing Caledonia County. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1893 to be US Commissioner in Samoa, an appointment in conjunction with Great Britain and Germany. In Samoa, he served in the capacity of Chief Justice. Appointed Finance Secretary of the Philippines (1901 to 1906). Appointed Vice Governor-General (1904 to 1905), Acting Governor-General (1905 to 1906), and ultimately US Governor-General of the Philippines in 1906. Chosen by President Taft to be US Ambassador to Spain, serving from 1909 to 1913. Twice awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree, by Dartmouth College in 1900 and by Tufts College in 1903.

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  • Originally Created by: wildgoose
  • Added: 11 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32116706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Clay Ide (18 Sep 1844–13 Jun 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32116706, citing Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .