William Miller Collier

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William Miller Collier
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United States Ambassador to Spain
In office
1905–1909
Preceded by Arthur S. Hardy
Succeeded by Henry Clay Ide
United States Ambassador to Chile
In office
1921–1928
Preceded by Joseph Hooker Shea
Succeeded by William S. Culbertson
Personal details
Born (1867-11-11)November 11, 1867
Lodi, New York
Died April 15, 1956(1956-04-15) (aged 88)
West Caldwell, New Jersey
Nationality American

William Miller Collier (November 11, 1867 – April 15, 1956) was United States Ambassador to Spain from 1905 to 1909, the president of George Washington University from 1918 to 1921, and United States Ambassador to Chile from 1921 to 1928.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born November 11, 1867 in Lodi, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in 1889 and then a M.A. in 1892.[1] He was a member of the Chi Psi Fraternity at Hamilton College.

After receiving his law degree he was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1892 and he then established a law firm in Auburn, New York where he practiced until 1903.[1] From 1903 to 1904 he worked in the office of the United States Attorney General concentrating on antitrust issues. In 1904 he was nominated to be an attorney for the Department of Commerce and Labor.[2]

He was United States Ambassador to Spain from 1905 to 1909. He gave a series of lectures on international law at New York University Law School from 1912 to 1918.[1][3] He them served as president of George Washington University from 1918 to 1921. He became the United States Ambassador to Chile from 1921 to 1928.[4]

He died on April 15, 1956, in West Caldwell, New Jersey while visiting his niece, Mrs. James Franklin.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "William Collier, Ex-Diplomat, 88. Former Envoy to Spain and Chile Dies. Lawyer Once Headed a University. Aide to Attorney General Mediated Border Dispute". New York Times. April 17, 1956. Retrieved 2011-03-19. "William Miller Collier, retired diplomat, lawyer, educator and author, died here yesterday while visiting his niece, Mrs. James Franklin. He was 88 years old." 
  2. ^ "Names William M. Collier. The President Appoints Him Solicitor in Commerce and Labor Department". New York Times. April 23, 1904. Retrieved 2011-03-19. "The President to-day sent to the Senate the nomination of William Miller Collier of New York to be Solicitor for the Department of Commerce and Labor." 
  3. ^ "William Miller Collier, Former American Minister to Spain, and an Authority on International Law, Discusses the Rights of Conquerors". New York Times. November 29, 1914. Retrieved 2011-03-19. "Former American Minister to Spain, Lecturer on International Law in the New York Law School." 
  4. ^ "Ambassador To Chile Resigns After 7 Years. W.M. Collier Declares That Business Interests Demand His Return Home". New York Times. June 14, 1928. Retrieved 2011-03-19. "William Miller Collier, United States Ambassador to Chile, tonight announced that he has resigned. He said: "I found it necessary to send my resignation to ..." 

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