Morrow, Dwight W.

Businessman, lawyer, diplomat, US Senator, father-in-law of Charles Lindbergh

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(1873-1931) American businessman, politician, and diplomat. After graduating from Amherst College 1895, studied law at Columbia and practiced in NYC. In 1903, he married Elizabeth Reeve Cutter. In 1913, partnered at J.P. Morgan & Co., served as director on many corporate and financial boards. When the US entered WWI, he became director of the National War Savings Committee for New Jersey; served abroad as advisor to the Allied Maritime Transport Council, member of the Military Board of Allied Supply, and chief civilian aide to Gen. Pershing. In 1925, he was called upon by Amherst classmate President Coolidge to head the Morrow Board. In Sept. 1925, Coolidge ordered the court-martial of Col. William L. Mitchell of the Army Air Service. Coolidge asked Morrow to take charge of a board of military, political, and civilian aviation experts to inquire into all aspects of US aviation. The Board's report, published before Mitchell's conviction, recommended creation of an Air Corps within the Army equivalent to the Signal Corps or Quartermaster Corps, resulting in establishment of the Army Air Corps July 1926. Ambassador to Mexico 1927-30, widely hailed as a brilliant ambassador, mixing popular appeal with sound financial advice. In 1927, he invited Charles A. Lindbergh for a goodwill tour of Mexico. His daughter, Anne, was introduced, and soon became engaged, to Lindbergh. In 1930 he was elected to the US Senate (R) to fill vacancy caused by resignation of Walter E. Edge. At the same time he was elected for a full term from March 4, 1931. Served in the Senate Dec. 3, 1930 to his death Oct. 5, 1931. SP, 9 x 7 New York Times Studios b&w seated portrait in suit and tie, signed on lower part of 11 x 8 mount, adds year 1931 (while US Senator).

Condition: Very good, mount has been slightly trimmed, right corners strengthened verso with acid-free tape
Type:Photograph






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