Lambert Tree Edit Profile
Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1855. Admitted to Washington bar, 1855. Moved to Chicago, 1855.
Born in Washington, D.C., Tree went to the University of Virginia. He practiced law and, in 1870, was elected to the Cook County, Illinois circuit court. Tree presided over the indictment, trial, and conviction of corrupt City Council members.
He lost the 1882 United States Senate race by one vote, then fell seven votes shy in 1885. However, later in 1885, he accepted an appointment from President Grover Cleveland as minister to Belgium. He then served the shortest tour, less than one month, of all U.S. Ministers to Russia: after his presentation of credentials on January 4, 1889, he left post on February 2, 1889, not long before the inauguration of President Cleveland's successor, Benjamin Harrison, a Republican.
Tree was married to Anna Josephine Magie in 1859. The couple had a son, Arthur, who married Ethel Field, the daughter of American millionaire Marshall Field in a lavish ceremony at the Field's mansion on Prairie Avenue. Seven years later, on 9 October 1910, Tree died in the Waldorf Astoria New York from heart failure.
The is important architecturally for its picturesque details of the period. After its original construction, two wings (located on Ohio and Ontario) were added during 1912–1913, forming a distinctive courtyard. This U-shaped complex is now closed off at the other end by the Medinah Temple.
Tree Studios is one of the nation's oldest such studios, the original portion being designated a Chicago landmark February 26, 1997. Currently, the medal presentations are rotated from year to year, so neither award is perceived as better than the other. The awards are given out during Fire Prevention Week in October each year for the preceding twelve months.
These awards have been presented annually (with the exception of the years 1890–1896) since March 4, 1887.
Member of the monetary commission held in Washington, January 1891. Member S.A.R. Presented to city of Chicago bronze statue of La Salle, 1889, and bronze statue of Sioux warrior on horseback, 1894, entitled “A Signal of Peace,” both now in Lincoln Park.
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