Cadwalader, John Lambert was born on November 17, 1837 in Trenton, New Jersey, United States. Son of Thomas and Maria (Gouverneur) Cadwalader.
Brother of Richard McCall C. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1856. A.M., 1859; Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1860.
(Doctor of Laws, Princeton, 1897, University of Pennsylvania, 1908, Harvard, 1913).
In practice in New York for many years under name Strong & Cadwalader: assistant secretary of state United States, under Hamilton Fish, 1874-1877. President New York Public Library: president New York Bar Association, 1906-1907. Trustee Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Carnegie Endowment for Peace, Princeton University.