William Russell Willcox
|William Russell Willcox|
|Postmaster of New York City|
January 1, 1905 – 1909
|Appointed by||Theodore Roosevelt|
|Chairman of the Republican National Committee|
|Preceded by||Charles D. Hilles|
|Succeeded by||Will H. Hays|
|Chairman of the New York Public Service Commission|
July 1, 1907 – circa 1910
April 11, 1863|
Smyrna, New York
|Died||April 9, 1940
Bayshore, New York
William Russell Willcox (April 11, 1863 – April 9, 1940) was an American politician from New York. On January 1, 1905 he became the Postmaster of New York City. By 1909 he was chairman of the New York Public Service Commission. He served on the Railway Wage Commission in 1918.
Willcox resigned after being appointed to the Railway Wage Commission, also known as the U.S. Railroad Commission in 1918. Others appointed by the Woodrow Wilson administration were U.S. Secretary of the Interior Franklin Knight Lane, Charles Caldwell McChord of the Interstate Commerce Commission and D.C. chief justice J. Harry Covington. The commission investigated railroad wages.
- "William Russell Willcox". New York Red Book. 1909. Retrieved 2014-01-03. "William Russell Willcox Chairman of the Public Service Commission for the First District, New York City, was born in Smyrna, Chenango County, N. Y. in 1863,"
- "Hughes Picks His Chairman". The Milwaukee Journal. June 27, 1916. Retrieved 2014-01-05. "William Russell Willcox was born Smyrna, New York in 1863. ..."
- "Wm. R. Willcox, Ex-Public Official. Served as Chairman of the National Republicans From 1916 to 19l8. Dies at 77 [sic]. Headed Hughes Campaign. Attorney Was a Former New York Postmaster. Onetime Park Board President". New York Times. April 11, 1940. Retrieved 2013-12-20. "William Russell Willcox, chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1916 to 1918, who managed the Presidential campaign of Charles Evans Hughes, died here yesterday of pneumonia in Southside Hospital. Mr. Willcox, who ... chairman of the Public Service Commission and chairman of the New York and ..."
- Some sources spell his name as "Wilcox," but the proper spelling is "Willcox." This is the spelling he used when he filled out his passport application of June 14, 1924.
- "Rush of Election Mail. Postmaster Willcox Increases His Force to Meet the Emergency". New York Times. November 1, 1906. Retrieved 2014-01-03. "Under authority from Washington, Postmaster Willcox took steps yesterday to handle the enormous election mail properly and expeditiously. He promoted 100 clerks, who were receiving $600, to $700 per year, added twenty-five new men to his force from the Civil Service list, and distributed them among the thirty-nine Post Offices in the city."
- His New York Red Book biography uses the year "1863" but his passport application from June 14, 1924 uses "April 11, 1861".
- "Mrs. William R. Willcox. Wife of Ex-Postmaster Was a Scion of Mayor Havemeyer". New York Times. March 14, 1939. Retrieved 2014-01-03. "Mrs. Martha J. Willcox, wife of William R. Willcox, former chairman of the Republican National Committee, died Saturday at her home, 28 Cottage Place, Babylon ..."
|Party political offices|
Charles D. Hilles
|Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Will H. Hays
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