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Lawyer

James Russell Soley, American lawyer.

Background

Soley, James Russell was born on October 1, 1850 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of John Jay Soley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1870. Bachelor of Laws, Columbian (now George Washington University, 1890.

Career

Professor and head department history and law, United States Naval Academy, 1872-1882. Department of education, Paris Exposition, 1878. Professor United States Navy, 1876-1890.

Assistant secretary of the navy, 1890-1893. In practice at New York, since 1893. Counsel of Venezuela at Paris Arbitration, Venezuela-British Guiana Boundary, 1899.

Lecturer international law. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island Author: History of the Naval Academy, 1876. Foreign Systems of Naval Education, 1879.

The Blockade and the Cruisers, 1883. Rescue of Greeley (with Winfield S. Schley), 1885. Boys of 1812, 1887; Sailor Boys of ’61, 1888.

Life of Admiral Porter, 1903. Home: New York, New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of the Naval Academy, 1876. Foreign Systems of Naval Education, 1879. The Blockade and the Cruisers, 1883.

      Rescue of Greeley (with Winfield S. Schley), 1885. Boys of 1812, 1887

    • Sailor Boys of ’61, 1888. Life of Admiral Porter, 1903.

Connections

Married Mary Woolsey Howland, December, 1875.

father:
John Jay Soley. Soley

spouse:
Mary Woolsey Howland