Henry Skillman Breckinridge


Henry Skillman Breckinridge Famous memorial

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 2 May 1960 (aged 73)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 152
Memorial ID 6215905 View Source

United States Government Official. 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
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Skillman Breckinridge (25 May 1886–2 May 1960), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6215905, citing The Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .