George L. Rives
George Lockhart Rives (1 May 1849 – 18 August 1917) served as United States Assistant Secretary of State 1887 to 1889. He also wrote the two volume book The United States and Mexico, 1821-1848: A History of the Relations between the Two Countries from the Independence of Mexico to the Close of the War with the United States which he published in 1913.
He graduated from Columbia College, Columbia University in 1868 and from Columbia Law School in 1873. From 1903 to 1917 he was chairman of the trustees of his alma mater. His portrait was painted in 1915 by the Swiss-born American artist Adolfo Müller-Ury (1862–1947) and hangs in the University; another version by the artist belonged to the sitter's family.
- "George L. Rives, Noted Lawyer, Dies; Once Assistant Secretary of State Succumbs at His Summer Home in Newport; Chairman Columbia Board; Ex-Corporation Counsel of New York Was President of Commission Which Revised City's Charter," New York Times. August 19, 1917.
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