Stanford Newel Edit Profile
Graduated from Yale, 1861, honorary Master of Arts, 1864. Graduated from Harvard Law School, 1864. Removed to St. Anthony’s Falls, Minnesota, May 1855.
Practicing lawyer, St. Paul, since 1864.
When he was 16 his family moved to St. Anthony, Minnesota, (now part of Minneapolis), and he was a resident of Minnesota for the rest of his life. A Republican, Newel served as a Delegate to numerous city, county and state conventions. He served as Chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party for six years, and was a Delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1884 and 1892.
In 1897 President William McKinley appointed Newel as Ambassador to the Netherlands, and he served until 1905. During his time in the Netherlands, Newel was a Delegate to the Hague Convention of 1899. In 1903 Newel was named United States Ambassador to Luxembourg.
He was the first individual to hold this position, and served while continuing to carry out his responsibilities as Ambassador to the Netherlands. After leaving the Netherlands, Newel lived in retirement in St. Paul, where he died on April 6, 1907.
Married Helen F., d.