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Willard Saulsbury

Willard Saulsbury, American senator. member Saulsbury, Morris & Rodney; member Dem; member exec.


  • Saulsbury, Willard was born on April 17, 1861 in Georgetown, Delaware, United States. Son of Willard and Annie Milby (Ponder) Saulsbury.

  • Education

    • Educated private schools and University of Virginia.


    • Victor du Pont, of Delaware, December 5, 1893. In practice at Wilmington, October since 1882. With Victor du Pont, 1882-1888.

      Became senior member Saulsbury, Morris & Rodney. Consolidated Wilmington st. rys. and electric companies. Organized, and director Equitable Trust Company.

      Director Union National Bank, etc. Chairman Democratic State Committee, 1900-1906, Democratic Company Executive Committee, 1892-1898. Member Democratic National Committee, 1908-1920, and member Executive Committee.

      Democratic caucus nominee for United States senator, 1899, 1901, 03, 05, 07, 11. Elected United States senator for term 1913-1919 (president pro tem. United States Senate, December 1916-March 4, 1919).

      On advisory committee Limitation of Armament Conference, Washington, 1921-1922. American del Pan-American Conference, Santiago, Chile, 1923.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Saulsbury, Morris & Rodney. Member Dem; member exec.


    • Married May, d.
    • father: Willard Saulsbury
    • mother: Annie Milby (Ponder) Saulsbury
    • spouse: May
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    Died February 20, 1927
    (aged 65)