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Raymond Blaine Fosdick, American lawyer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal; Grand Officer Legion of Honor (France); also Woodrow Wilson award Princeton, 1961; award from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1962.

Background

Fosdick, Raymond Blaine was born on June 9, 1883 in Buffalo, New York, United States. Son of Frank S. and Amie I. (Weaver) Fosdick.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1905, Master of Arts, 1906. Bachelor of Laws, New York Law School, 1908. Doctor of Laws, Colgate and Colorado College, 1925, Princeton and Amherst College, 1948, Columbia, Wesleyan and University of Edinburgh, 1949, Swarthmore College, 1950, Dartmouth College, 1951.

Career

Assistant of Corporate Counsel, New York, 1908-1910. Commissioner of accounts, New York in charge investigations of city departments, 1910-1913. Spent 1913 in Europe in study of police organization, as representative of Rockefeller bureau of Social Hygiene.

Comptroller of Finance Committee, Democratic National Committee, 1912. Member of New York City Board of Education, 1915-1916. Special representative of secretary of war on Mexican border, 1916.

Chairman of Commision on Training Camp Activities of War and Navy departments, 1917-1918. Special representative of War Department in France, 1918-1919. Civilian aide to General Pershing in France, 1919.

Under secretary general of League of Nations, 1919-1920. Member of Curtis, Fosdick and Belknap, New York City, 1920-1936.

Works

Membership

Member of New York City Board of Education, 1915-1916. Member Curtis, Fosdick and Belknap, New York City, 1920-1936. Member Phi Beta Kappa, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Trustee Rockefeller Foundation and General Education Board, 1921-1948, president 1936-1948. Member Joint Army and Navy Committee on Welfare and Recreation, 1941-1945. Clubs: Century.

Connections

Married Winifred Finlay, December 2, 1910 (died April.; married second, Elizabeth R. Miner, April. Children: Susan (deceased), Raymond Blaine (deceased).

father:
Frank S. Fosdick

mother:
Amie I. (Weaver) Fosdick

Spouse:
Winifred Finlay

Spouse:
Elizabeth R. Miner

Child:
Susan Fosdick (deceased)

Child:
Raymond Blaine Fosdick (deceased)