Colby, Bainbridge

Colby, Bainbridge,

1869–1950, U.S. lawyer and public official, b. St. Louis. Upon graduation (1891) from Columbia law school, he began law practice in New York City and became active in Republican politics. He left the party with Theodore RooseveltRoosevelt, Theodore,
1858–1919, 26th President of the United States (1901–9), b. New York City. Early Life and Political Posts

Of a prosperous and distinguished family, Theodore Roosevelt was educated by private tutors and traveled widely.
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 (1912) to found the National Progressive party (see Progressive partyProgressive party,
in U.S. history, the name of three political organizations, active, respectively, in the presidential elections of 1912, 1924, and 1948. Election of 1912
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). During World War I he served on the U.S. Shipping Board and he became (Mar., 1920) secretary of state in President WilsonWilson, Woodrow
(Thomas Woodrow Wilson), 1856–1924, 28th President of the United States (1913–21), b. Staunton, Va. Educator

He graduated from Princeton in 1879 and studied law at the Univ. of Virginia.
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's cabinet. He became a close confidant of Wilson, with whom he practiced law (1921–22) after Wilson's term of office ended.


See his Close of the Wilson Administration and the Final Years (1930).

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