Lewis Williams Douglas
Politician and American businessman
Lewis Williams Douglas
Lewis Williams Douglas was an American politician, diplomat, businessman and academic.
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Cabers set for Balliemore final in island celebration - Ross-Shire Journal
Google News - over 5 years
In midweek Caberfeidh visited Cannich, and defeated Strathglass 4-3, with Ewen Wotherspoon and Lewis Douglas scoring for Strathglass, and Blair Morrison, Craig Morrison 2 and Alan Ross, the Caberfeidh scorers. Fixtures for tonight (Friday) at 7.30pm,
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Recovery team searching for boy missing at area lake - 6News Lawrence
Google News - over 5 years
"A 7-year-old boy from Kansas City, Mo. is missing and he was last seen in the water by another young boy," said Sgt. Steve Lewis, Douglas County Sheriff's Office spokesman. The boy was reported missing at 3:51 pm Saturday at the swim beach area of
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Lewis Douglas Davis - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Google News - over 5 years
Lewis Douglas Davis, a veteran winemaker who was a major part of the North Coast's growth into a world-class wine region, died Friday. He was 83. “Doug” Davis, a Sonoma County native, spent almost 50 years working with the Sebastiani
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Kids in the Hall - City Pulse
Google News - almost 6 years
... hearing for June 13 to consider a 12-year brownfield redevelopment incentive for the former YMCA building, 301 W. Lenawee St.; Reappointing Lewis Douglas Johns III to the Downtown Lansing, Inc. board of directors for a term to expire June 30, 2015;
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St. John's High School graduation - Worcester Telegram
Google News - almost 6 years
Boylston: Myles TK Greenough, Cameron P. Lewis, Douglas E. Sieber Jr. Charlton: Max I. Arnold, Jonathan G. Brooks, Patrick T. Degnan, Michael P. Dougherty, Joseph Fleming, Matthew M. Gill, Nicholas J. Gill, Ryan W. Holmes, Kevin C. Meloche,
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BOOK REVIEW; Getting America Back on Its Feet, the 1933 Version
NYTimes - about 8 years
NOTHING TO FEAR FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America By Adam Cohen Illustrated. 372 pages. The Penguin Press. $29.95. By the time Franklin D. Roosevelt was inaugurated as president on March 4, 1933, banks were closed in 38 states, and withdrawals were limited in the other 10. The stock exchange had announced that it
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Fearless Leader
NYTimes - about 8 years
NOTHING TO FEAR FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days That Created Modern America By Adam Cohen Illustrated. 372 pp. Penguin Press. $29.95 FDR V. THE CONSTITUTION The Court-Packing Fight and the Triumph of Democracy By Burt Solomon Illustrated. 337 pp. Walker & Company. $27 His chin jutting upward, his cigarette holder poised between his teeth,
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Believing [and Believing and Believing] in Bullion
NYTimes - over 11 years
On a recent early spring morning, I made my way down to the appropriately poker-faced and austere building that houses the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In its sub-basement, 80 feet below street level, there is a vault that rests on the granite bedrock of Manhattan. ''No man-made floor could hold the weight of all this,'' Peter Bakstansky, a
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THE REACH OF WAR: GENEVA CONVENTIONS; Justice Memos Explained How to Skip Prisoner Rights
NYTimes - almost 13 years
A series of Justice Department memorandums written in late 2001 and the first few months of 2002 were crucial in building a legal framework for United States officials to avoid complying with international laws and treaties on handling prisoners, lawyers and former officials say. The confidential memorandums, several of which were written or
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Paid Notice: Deaths LIMAN, ARTHUR L.
NYTimes - over 19 years
LIMAN-Arthur L. Survived by his loving family. Services at 12 noon today, Park Avenue Synagogue, 50 East 87th Street, New York. Contributions to Yale Law School Arthur L. Liman Fund for Public Interest, Box 208-215, New Haven, CT. 06520, Harvard University Recording Secretary's Office, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA. 02138 or
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Her Velvety Voice, Her 'Magic': Friends Honor Claudette Colbert
NYTimes - over 20 years
Claudette Colbert would have loved it. She might have protested modestly in what was described as her cream-of-tomato-soup voice, but she would probably have been the first to chuckle over the anecdotes and reminiscences at the memorial service held for her yesterday in Manhattan. The legendary actress, who made more than 60 films and appeared in a
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PRO FOOTBALL;Jets Pick Up Momentum, Fueled by Their Defense
NYTimes - over 21 years
No matter how many positives the Jets can find, their 17-10 defeat to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday was a defeat. As Bobby Houston, the Jets' strong-side outside linebacker, said: "What can you take out of it? You take a loss out of it. But hopefully, some of the things we did right, we can use next week." And that is a positive that may help
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At the Bar; A law review article on abortion comes face to face with real life -- and death.
NYTimes - over 22 years
Douglas Cook, a professor at Regent University Law School in Virginia Beach, Va., was counting on a peaceful day of fishing on Saturday, July 30, until he glanced at a newspaper headline in the bait shop. The newspaper reported that Dr. John B. Britton, who performed abortions at a clinic in Pensacola, Fla., had been shot to death along with his
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WEDDINGS; Kitty Douglas, Mark Sargent
NYTimes - over 23 years
Catherine Lewis Douglas, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R. Gordon Douglas Jr. of Lawrenceville, N.J., was married yesterday to Mark Adams Sargent, a son of Joan Sargent of New Canaan, Conn., and Daniel I. Sargent of North Salem, N.Y. The Rev. Dr. David W. Good performed the ceremony at Old Lyme (Conn.) Congregational Church. Ms. Douglas, 27, who is
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ENGAGEMENTS; Miss Douglas, Mark Sargent
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Dr. and Mrs. R. Gordon Douglas of Lawrenceville, N.J., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Lewis Douglas, to Mark Adams Sargent, a son of Joan Sargent of New Canaan, Conn., and Daniel I. Sargent of North Salem, N.Y. A September wedding is planned. Miss Douglas, 26, is studying for a master's degree in elementary education at
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NYTimes - over 30 years
FDR The New Deal Years. 1933-1937. A History. By Kenneth S. Davis. 756 pp. New York: Random House. $29.95. THIS admirably rich book - rich in historical substance, political thought and character portraiture - covers four of the most critical years in American experience. Franklin Roosevelt assumed the Presidency in 1933 at a moment when the
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NYTimes - over 32 years
As Ernesto Canto of Mexico strode around the track of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday, a commanding lead in the 20-kilometer walk assuring him of an Olympic gold medal, thousands of his countrymen thunderously cheered him on, ''Viva Canto! Viva Mexico!'' But a handful of people in the Coliseum didn't cheer. They only stared at his
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NYTimes - over 32 years
Jon Pareles writes on music for The New York Times. THE CROWD OUTSIDE SWEET Basil, on a Monday not long ago, is so large and so eager that even jaded Greenwich Village strollers stop to ask who's playing inside the jazz club. David Murray and Wynton Marsalis, they are told; that's why the place is packed. That made several Mondays in a row that the
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NYTimes - over 33 years
SHARMAN DOUGLAS thought the occasion just right for an ''Old English Hands'' party, so she invited a group of people who, she said, ''have been back and forth to England quite a bit,'' to her Fifth Avenue apartment to meet her friend Victor Emery, executive director of the Savoy group of hotels. Former Mayor John Lindsay was there and so were,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lewis Williams Douglas
  • 1974
    Age 79
    Douglas died in Tucson, Arizona on March 7, 1974 from complications following surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction.
    More Details Hide Details His remains were later cremated and his ashes scattered over the hills of Jerome.
  • 1964
    Age 69
    While typically endorsing Republicans, he remained a Democrat and supported Lyndon B. Johnson over Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election out of concerns for Goldwater's suitability for the presidency.
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  • 1950
    Age 55
    After resigning from the ambassadorship in 1950, Douglas returned to the United States and settled in Tucson, Arizona.
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  • 1949
    Age 54
    He was the chairman and director of the Southern Arizona Bank and Trust Company from 1949 until 1966 and served on a number of boards and commissions, including the General Motors Corporation, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Government Study of Foreign Economic Problems, and the President’s Task Force on American Indians.
    More Details Hide Details Though declining further suggestions to run for public office, he remained actively involved in state and national politics.
    In April 1949 he suffered an accident while fly fishing that permanently damaged his left eye and restricted his involvement in official matters while he underwent a slow and incomplete recovery.
    More Details Hide Details Because of the damage done to his eye, Douglas wore an eyepatch over it for the rest of his life.
  • 1948
    Age 53
    Because of this, he played an important role in the passage and implementation of the Marshall Plan as it related to the United Kingdom, and was closely involved in coordinating the American and British response to the Berlin Blockade in 1948.
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  • 1947
    Age 52
    In February 1947, Douglas was appointed as the ambassador to the United Kingdom, after the untimely death of the previous appointee, O.
    More Details Hide Details Max Gardner. As ambassador, Douglas enjoyed an enhanced status, as the new Secretary of State, George Marshall, delegated considerable authority to his subordinates.
  • 1944
    Age 49
    He served as deputy administrator until medical issues and growing tensions with Land led to his resignation in March 1944, after which he traveled to Europe to serve as a special adviser to General Lucius D. Clay on the reconstruction of German finance after the war.
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  • 1942
    Age 47
    From 1942-1947, Douglas served as a trustee before being appointed as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1947.
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  • 1940
    Age 45
    Nonetheless, Douglas campaigned for Wendell Willkie in the 1940 presidential election, largely because of Roosevelt's violation of the "two-term" tradition.
    More Details Hide Details With America's entry into the Second World War, Douglas sought to return to public service. After a short period as deputy to Averell Harriman, the American Lend-Lease representative in Britain, Douglas was named deputy administrator of the War Shipping Administration (WSA). Douglas's appointment came in response to the growing criticism of the WSA's chief administrator, Admiral Emory S. Land, who nonetheless kept his post due to his friendship with the president. As deputy administrator, Douglas emerged as the effective head of the agency, addressing the difficult task of managing the country's shipping needs while fighting a global war.
  • 1939
    Age 44
    Never intending to remain long at McGill, Douglas left the post at the end of 1939 and returned to the United States.
    More Details Hide Details There he accepted the presidency of Mutual of New York Life Insurance Company, a financially remunerative position that allowed Douglas to continue his involvement in public issues. An internationalist, Douglas was an early member of the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies, and lobbied Roosevelt to provide more aid to Great Britain.
    Yet while Douglas did modify tenure policies so as to make it easier to remove radical faculty members, he resisted efforts to restrict the free-speech of faculty, especially as debates over Canada's role in international affairs heated up in 1939.
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  • 1938
    Age 43
    Bored with his job at American Cyanamid, Douglas accepted and was installed on January 7, 1938.
    More Details Hide Details Douglas would subsequently refer to his time as McGill as the happiest in his life. As principal, he struggled to address the deficit in the university budget and to counteract what he perceived as the socialist leanings within the social science faculty of the university. By reducing expenditures and soliciting private donations he succeeded in restoring McGill to financial health, and launched a public lecture series designed to promote conservative viewpoints.
  • 1937
    Age 42
    In August 1937, Douglas was approached by Sir Edward Beatty about becoming principal of McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
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  • 1936
    Age 41
    Faced with a number of offers from universities and the private sector, Douglas accepted the vice-presidency of the American Cyanamid Company and moved to New York City. He also remained involved in politics, and Republican presidential nominee Alf Landon wanted to name Douglas as his vice presidential candidate during the 1936 presidential election but was dissuaded from doing so by party leaders.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, Douglas announced publicly that he was voting for Landon, primarily as a protest against the New Deal.
  • 1934
    Age 39
    When Douglas learned in June 1934 that Roosevelt planned to request an appropriation of $600 million on top of $2.5 billion appropriation that had already been spent, the news proved to be too much for the budget director, who informed the president of his decision to resign on August 30, 1934.
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  • 1933
    Age 38
    Douglas's time as budget director proved frustrating. While he supported the Emergency Banking Act, the Economy Act, and relief organizations such as the Civilian Conservation Corps as necessary in the economic crisis, he objected to legislation such as the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, and the Securities Act of 1933 as excessive governmental intervention in the economy.
    More Details Hide Details Fearing inflation, he opposed unsuccessfully Roosevelt's decision to take the United States off of the gold standard, and afterward allegedly stated that it marked "the end of western civilization". But the greatest point of disagreement came over the increasing amount of deficit spending taking place.
  • 1932
    Age 37
    Though he would have preferred a more conservative candidate, Douglas nonetheless loyally supported Franklin D. Roosevelt as the Democratic Party's nominee in the 1932 presidential election.
    More Details Hide Details In December, Douglas was invited to meet with Roosevelt in Albany, New York, where soon became an influential member of the president-elect's group of advisers. Though there was considerable speculation that Douglas would be offered the secretaryship of State, Treasury, or War, Roosevelt asked him instead to serve as Director of the Bureau of the Budget after Roosevelt's initial choice, J. Swagar Sherley, declined the post due to poor health. After Roosevelt reassured Douglas of his commitment to a balanced budget, the congressman accepted.
  • 1926
    Age 31
    When Carl Hayden, Arizona's lone Congressman, announced that he would challenge the state's incumbent junior senator, Ralph H. Cameron, in 1926, Douglas decided to enter the race to succeed Hayden.
    More Details Hide Details Once again benefiting from his family's wealth, name recognition and war record, and enjoying the support of the state's Democratic press, he easily bested five rivals for the Democratic nomination before defeating his Republican challenger in the general election by nearly 20,000 votes. Douglas served as Arizona's Congressman from the 70th through the 73rd Congress. He sat on the Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation and the Committee on Public Lands, and got along well with most of his colleagues. Though a Democrat, he often voted with Republicans and gained a reputation as a man of principle. During the Great Depression he adhered to the economic orthodoxy of his time, arguing that low tariffs and a balanced federal budget were essential requirements for an economic recovery. Douglas was also an opponent of the bonus bill sought by unemployed veterans, and he was attacked harshly as a result of his position on it.
  • 1924
    Age 29
    Though some newspapers anticipated that he would seek election to the state senate in 1924, Douglas declined to run for any public office, pursuing a number of business ventures instead.
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  • 1922
    Age 27
    In the summer of 1922, Douglas agreed to run as a candidate for one of the Jerome area's seats in the Arizona State House of Representatives.
    More Details Hide Details Though lacking political experience, his wealth, family name, and record of war service were decisive factors in his favor, as he won both a contested primary and the subsequent general election. Douglas served a single two-year term in the state legislature. A conservative Democrat, Douglas advocated fiscal responsibility and opposed labor legislation. He also objected to the recently signed Colorado River Compact, and proposed an amendment empowering the state to tax electricity produced within its borders.
  • 1921
    Age 26
    After marrying Peggy on June 18, 1921, the young couple moved to Jerome, where Lewis took a job at his father's United Verde Extension mine.
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  • 1919
    Age 24
    Upon his discharge in February 1919, Douglas returned to Jerome, Arizona, where he renewed his acquaintance with Margaret "Peggy" Zinsser, with whom he soon fell in love.
    More Details Hide Details The following year he taught at Amherst (where he worked as a teaching assistant to Ernest Barker and R. H. Tawney) and Hackley School.
  • 1918
    Age 23
    Deployed to France in the summer of 1918, he served as an assistant G-3 in the operations branch of division headquarters, where he directed communications.
    More Details Hide Details He experienced action at Saint-Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and received the Belgian Croix de Guerre for heroism.
    Initially assigned to the field artillery, he later served as an assistant to General H. A. Greene, the commander of the 91st Infantry Division and was promoted to First Lieutenant in the spring of 1918.
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  • 1917
    Age 22
    After his graduation, Douglas enrolled at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he took courses in preparation for a career as a mining engineer. When the United States joined the First World War, Douglas volunteered for service, receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in July 1917.
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  • 1916
    Age 21
    On the advice of Arthur Curtiss James, Douglas attended Amherst College, where he joined Alpha Delta Phi and was involved in both athletics and student government. Though he did not take his coursework seriously at first, his performance improved after taking a course in logic from the college president, Alexander Meiklejohn, and graduated cum laude in 1916 with a degree in economics.
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  • 1912
    Age 17
    He spent two years at Hackley School before transferring to Montclair Academy, where he won awards for both academic success and character development, graduating in the class of 1912.
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  • 1894
    Born on July 2, 1894.
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