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Bellamy Storer Edit Profile

diplomat , United States representative , lawyer , politician

Bellamy Storer was a U.S. Representative from Ohio and a diplomat for the United States in Europe.


Storer, Bellamy was born on August 28, 1847 in Cincinnati. Son of late Judge Bellamy and Elizabeth (Drinker) S.


Storer attended the common schools in Cincinnati and Dixwell's private Latin school, Boston, Massachusetts. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1867 and from the law school of Cincinnati College (now University of Cincinnati College of Law) in 1869.


He was admitted to the bar in 1869 and commenced practice in Cincinnati. He served as assistant United States attorney for the southern district of Ohio in 1869 and 1870. Her Cincinnati connections were a great boost to Storer's standing in the city.

Storer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894, but resumed the practice of law. He was Assistant Secretary of State in 1897.

Storer promoted William McKinley in his campaigns for governor of Ohio and president of the United States. This service was remembered in McKinley's assignment of him to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Belgium from May 4, 1897, to April 11, 1899. He was later assumed the same post for Spain from April 12, 1899, to September 26, 1902.

Although Roosevelt asked Storer to intervene with the Pope regarding a cardinalate for John Ireland, Roosevelt later had second thoughts, and Storer's activity on Ireland's behalf led to his dismissal from the Austria-Hungary post. Afterwards Storer resumed the practice of law. He died in Paris, France, November 12, 1922, and was interred in Le Cimetiere Neuf, Marvejols, France.


  • Storer's wife, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, was the founder of Rookwood Pottery located in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Member 52d and 53d Congresses (1891-1895), 1st Ohio District.


Married Maria, d.

Theodore Roosevelt