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George Gray, American judge. member Peace Commn; member of the Joint High Commn; member of the Internat; member Tribunal of the N. Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, at The Hague, 1910; member American-Mexican Commn.

Background

Gray, George was born on May 4, 1840 in New Castle, Delaware, United States. Son of Andrew C. and Elizabeth M. S.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1859, A.M., 1863. Studied law at Harvard. Doctor of Laws, Princeton, 1889, Yale, 1903.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1863. Practiced at New Castle, 1863-1869, afterward at Wilmington. Attorney general of Delaware, 1879-1885.

Elected United States senator as a Democrat, for unexpired term (1885-1887) of Thomas F. Bayard (appointed Secretary of State). Reëlected for terms 1887-1893, 1893-1899. United States circuit judge, 3d Judicial Circuit, 1899-1914.

Affiliated with the National (gold-standard) Democrats in the presidential election, 1896. Member Peace Commission, Paris, 1898. Appointed by the President member of the Joint High Commission at Quebec, 1898, and member of the International Permanent Court of Arbitration under the Hague Convention, November 1900.

Chairman anthracite coal strike commission, 1902. Appointed by President Roosevelt as umpire in the United States-San Domingo Arbitration, 1903. Member Tribunal of the N. Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, at The Hague, 1910.

Appointed peace commissioner with Great Britain, May 17, 1915. Appointed chairman United States delegation to Pan-American Scientific Congress, 1915. Appointed member American-Mexican Commission, 1916.

Regent and chairman of the executive committee Smithsonian Institution. Trustee Vice-President Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Home: Wilmington, Del.

Membership

Member Peace Commn; member of the Joint High Commn. Member of the Internat. Member Tribunal of the N. Atlantic Coast Fisheries Arbitration, at The Hague, 1910.

Member American-Mexican Commn.

Connections

Married Harriet L. Black, 1870. Married second, Margaret J. Black, 1882.

father:
Andrew C.

mother:
Elizabeth M. S.

spouses:
Harriet L. Black

Margaret J. Black