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William Withaft BRIDE

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William Withaft BRIDE, American Corporation Counsel and General Counsel, Public Utilities Commission, District of Columbia.


BRIDE, William Withaft was born on September 9, 1881 in Washington, District of Columbia, s. Cot ter T. and Louise H. (Witt.haft) Bride.


St. Johns College; Georgetown University. University of Nebraska.


March 14, 1905. Marlboro. Maryland Counsel in Charge, United States American British Pecuniary Claims Commission, 1914-1915. Counsel, Foreign Trade Advisors, Department of State, 1915.

Colonel, Governor Staff, Nebraska Honorary Consul of Rumania, 1922-1927. Went to England during war and procured concession from British and Allied Powers permitting shipment to American of all goods of German and Austrian origin which were purchased or ordered prior March 1, 1915.


Member of Inaugural Committee of President Wilson, 1913, 1917, President Hoover, 1929. Committee of 100 for Development of Washington, District of Columbia Decorated by King Ferdinand of Rumania, with Order of the Star, by King Mihai of Rumania with Order of the Crown. Author: Rumania, The Land of Marie, 1926.

Member of Sigma Chi; Mason, 32°. American Bar Association. American Society International Law.

District of Columbia Bar Association Clubs. Chevy Chase, Racquet, Lawyers, Army and Navy.


Spouse Lulu Mae Fairvanks.