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Richard Henry Dana, American lawyer. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Dana, Richard Henry was born on January 3, 1851 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Richard Henry D., Junior, and Sarah (Watson) D.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard 1874, Bachelor of Laws, 1877.

Career

Admitted to bar, 1877. Organized Associate Charities of Boston, 1878-1879. Drafted Civil Service Reform Act (Massachusetts, 1884), and the first Australian Ballot Act passed in the United States (Massachusetts, 1888).

Editor Civil Service Record, 1889-1892. As a commissioner Charles River Dam, made report to legislature, 1903. President N.E. Conservatory of Music, 1891-1898, Boston Young Men’s Christian Association, 1890-1891, Cambridge Civil Service Reform Association, 1897-1801.

Chairman council National Civ. Services Reformed League, 1905-1912, president 1913-1923.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Double Taxation in Massachusetts, 1895. Introduction and notes to speeches in Stirring Times and Letters to a Son, 1910. Introduction and concluding chapter to Two Years Before the Mast, 1911.

      Hospitable England in the Seventies, 1921.

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Edith Longfellow, January 10, 1878 (died 1915).; married second, Mistress. Children: Richard Henry, Henry W. Longfellow, Frances A. (Mistress.

father:
Richard Henry D. Dana

mother:
Sarah (Watson) Dana

spouse:
Edith Longfellow

spouse:
Mistress

child:
Richard Henry Dana

child:
Henry W. Longfellow Dana

child:
Frances A. (Mrs Dana