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Hiram BINGHAM

Hiram BINGHAM, United States Senator. Member of National Aeronautic Association (President); Salem Library; (F.) American Association for the Advancement of Science; Association American Geographers; Acacia Society; American Antiquarian Society; Sigma Psi; (Honorary) National Academy History (Bogota); Lima Geographic Society; Hispanic Society of American Clubs: Elizabethan, University, Explorers, Century.

Background

  • BINGHAM, Hiram was born on November 19, 1875 in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. Son of Revolution Hiram and Minerva (Brewster) Bingham.

  • Education

    • Andover, 1894; Yale, Bachelor of Arts, 1898. University of California, Master of Arts, 1900. Harvard, Master of Arts, 1901, Ph.

    Career

    • Lecturer, Assistant Prof, and Prof, at Yale. Taught history at Harvard and Princeton. Lieutenant Colonel, Air Service.

      Chief of Air Personnel Division, 1917, American Expeditionary Forces Tours, 1918. In command of Allies’ largest flying school, Issoudun, France, August to December 1918. Explorer in Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, 1906-1915.

      Presidential elector, 1916. Delegate-at-large, Republican National Convention, 1924, 1928. Lieutenant Governor, Connecticut, 1923-1924.

      Elected Governor 1924, resigned 1925. Elected United States Senator, 1925-1927, reelected 1927-1933. Officer del’Ordre de L’Etoile Noir (French Decoration).

    Membership

    Member of National Aeronautic Association (President). Salem Library; (F.) American Association for the Advancement of Science. Association American Geographers.

    Acacia Society; American Antiquarian Society. Sigma Psi; (Honorary) National Academy History (Bogota). Lima Geographic Society.

    Hispanic Society of American Clubs: Elizabethan, University, Explorers, Century.

    Connections

    • Spouse Alfreda Mitchell, November 20, 1900, New London, Connecticut.
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