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William Graves Sharp

William Graves Sharp, American ambassador. member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio Dist; member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student.

Background

  • Sharp, William Graves was born on March 14, 1859 in Mount Gilead, Ohio, United States. Son of George and Mahala (Graves) Sharp.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1881. (Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, University of Michigan, Oberlin College, 1919).

    Career

    • Practiced law at Elyria, Ohio. Many years interested in iron and chemical manufacturing Prosecuting attorney Lorain Company, O., 1885-1888. Democratic presidential elector, 1892.

      Democratic nominee for Congress, 1900. Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio District (resigned July 23, 1914). Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to France, December 2, 1914-April 14, 1919 (1st American ambassador to become dean of the diplomatic corps at Paris).

      Elected foundation member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student. Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor of France. Home: Elyria, O.

    Membership

    Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio Dist. Member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student.

    Connections

    • Married Hallie M. Clough, 1895.
    • father: George Sharp
    • mother: Mahala (Graves) Sharp
    • spouse: Hallie M. Clough
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    Born March 14, 1859
    Died November 17, 1922
    (aged 63)
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