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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.


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


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.


Assistant 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 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 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 Curtis, Fosdick and Belknap, New York City, 1920-1936.



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.


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

Frank S. Fosdick

Amie I. (Weaver) Fosdick

Elizabeth R. Miner

Winifred Finlay

Susan Fosdick (deceased)

Raymond Blaine Fosdick (deceased)