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George Lockhart Rives, American lawyer. Member American Academy Arts and Letters.


Rives, George Lockhart was born on May 1, 1849 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Francis Robert and Matilda (Barclay) Rives.


Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1868, Bachelor of Laws, 1873, A.M., 1872. Bachelor of Arts Trinity College, Cambridge, England, 1872, A.M., 1879. (Doctor of Laws, Amherst, 1910, Princeton, 1911).


Admitted to bar, 1874, and practiced at New New York Assistant secretary of state United States, 1887-1889. Member New York Rapid Transit R.R. Commission, 1896-1902. President commission to revise Greater New York Charter, 1900.

Corporate Counsel, New York, 1902-1904. Director Bank of New York (N.B.A.), United States Trust Company Trustee Columbia College, since 1882(Chairman of the Board), Astor Library, New York, 1883-1888, Lenox Library, 1893-1895, New York Public Library, Astor-Lenox and Tilden Foundations, since 1895(president). President of the board Governors New York Hospital.


  • Other Work

    • Author: The United States and Mexico, 1821-1848 (2 vols.).


Member American Academy Arts and Letters.


Married Caroline Morris Kean, May 21, 1873 (died 1887). Married second, Sara Whiting Belmont, March 20, 1889.

Francis Robert Rives

Matilda (Barclay) Rives

Caroline Morris Kean

Sara Whiting Belmont