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William Graves Sharp

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William Graves Sharp, American ambassador. member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio Dist; member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student.

Background

Sharp, William Graves was born on March 14, 1859 in Mount Gilead, Ohio, United States. Son of George and Mahala (Graves) Sharp.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of Michigan, 1881. (Doctor of Laws, Allegheny College, University of Michigan, Oberlin College, 1919).

Career

Practiced law at Elyria, Ohio. Many years interested in iron and chemical manufacturing Prosecuting attorney Lorain Company, O., 1885-1888. Democratic presidential elector, 1892.

Democratic nominee for Congress, 1900. Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio District (resigned July 23, 1914). Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to France, December 2, 1914-April 14, 1919 (1st American ambassador to become dean of the diplomatic corps at Paris).

Elected foundation member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student. Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor of France. Home: Elyria, O.

Membership

Member 61st to 63d Congresses (1909-1915), 14th Ohio Dist. Member Societe Astronomique de France, of which science has been a life-long student.

Connections

Married Hallie M. Clough, 1895.

father:
George Sharp

mother:
Mahala (Graves) Sharp

spouse:
Hallie M. Clough