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Lambert Tree

diplomat , publicist

Lambert Tree, American diplomat, publicist. 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.

Background

Tree, Lambert was born on November 29, 1832 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Lambert and Laura M. (Burrows) Tree.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1855. Admitted to Washington bar, 1855. Moved to Chicago, 1855.

Career

H. H. Magie, a Chicago pioneer, 1859. President Chicago Law Institute, 1864. Circuit judge, 1870-1874.

Democratic candidate for United States senator, 1885. Defeated by John A. Logan by one vote. United States minister to Belgium, 1885-1888.

United States minister to Russia, 1888-1889. Appointed by President Harrison as Democratic member of the monetary commission held in Washington, January 1891. Life trustee Newberry Library.

President Illinois State History Library Board, 1892-1896. 2d vice president Chicago History Society Incorporator of National American Red Cross Vice-President Illinois branch. Officer of Legion of Honor, France.

Grand officer Belgian National Order of Leopold. 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. Home: Chicago, Ill.

Membership

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.

Connections

Married a d.

father:
Lambert Tree

mother:
Laura M. (Burrows) Tree

spouse:
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