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Henry Skillman Breckinridge

  • Birth 25 May 1886 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 2 May 1960 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section O, Lot 152
  • Memorial ID 6215905

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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  • Originally Created by: Mark Mitchell
  • Added: 26 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6215905
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Skillman Breckinridge (25 May 1886–2 May 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6215905, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .