William Miller Collier
|William Miller Collier|
|United States Ambassador to Spain|
|Preceded by||Arthur S. Hardy|
|Succeeded by||Henry Clay Ide|
|United States Ambassador to Chile|
|Preceded by||Joseph Hooker Shea|
|Succeeded by||William S. Culbertson|
November 11, 1867|
Lodi, New York
|Died||April 15, 1956
West Caldwell, New Jersey
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
- Collier on Bankruptcy (1898)
- Collier on Civil Service Law (1901)
- The Trusts: What Can We Do with Them — What Can They Do for Us? (1900)
- Collier on Bankruptcy (1903) fourth edition with William Horace Hotchkiss
- The Law and Practice in Bankruptcy Under the National Bankruptcy Act of 1898 (1907)
- At the Court of His Catholic Majesty (1912)
- The Influence of Lawyers in the Past and in the Future (1921)
- "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."
- "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."
- "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."
- "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 ..."
- Collier, William Miller, The George Washington University and Foggy Bottom Historical Encyclopedia