Willard Saulsbury Edit Profile
He attended private schools and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall. Subsequently he studied law, was admitted to the Bar in 1882, and commenced practice in Wilmington, Delaware.
Victor du Pont, of Delaware, December 5, 1893. In practice at Wilmington, October since 1882. With Victor du Pont, 1882-1888.
Became senior member Saulsbury, Morris & Rodney. Consolidated Wilmington st. rys. and electric companies. Organized, and director Equitable Trust Company.
Director Union National Bank, etc. Chairman Democratic State Committee, 1900-1906, Democratic Company Executive Committee, 1892-1898. Member Democratic National Committee, 1908-1920, and member Executive Committee.
Democratic caucus nominee for United States senator, 1899, 1901, 03, 05, 07, 11. Elected United States senator for term 1913-1919 (president pro tem. United States Senate, December 1916-March 4, 1919).
On advisory committee Limitation of Armament Conference, Washington, 1921-1922. American del Pan-American Conference, Santiago, Chile, 1923.
He was a member of the Democratic Party who served as U.S. Senator from Delaware and President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. Saulsbury was a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1908 until 1920, and was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator nearly every year, beginning in 1899. In the 63rd, 64th, and 65th Congress he was Chairman of the Committee on Coast and Insular Survey, and in the 65th Congress he was also a member of the Committee on Pacific Islands and Puerto Rico.
After leaving the Senate, he was a member of the advisory committee of the Conference on Limitation of Armaments in Washington, D.C., in 1921 and 1922, and a member of the Pan American Conference in Santiago, Chile, in 1923.
Married May, d.