George W. Wickersham
|George W. Wickersham|
|47th United States Attorney General|
March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
|President||William Howard Taft|
|Preceded by||Charles J. Bonaparte|
|Succeeded by||James C. McReynolds|
|Born||George Woodward Wickersham
September 19, 1858
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died||January 25, 1936
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Mildred Wendell Wickersham|
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
George Woodward Wickersham (September 19, 1858 – January 25, 1936) was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States in the administration of President William H. Taft. He was the father of Cornelius Wendell Wickersham, US Army Brigadier General and Lawyer.
In 1883, Wickersham entered the old law firm of Strong and Cadwalader, and he became a partner four years later.
He held the office of Attorney General of the United States from 1909 to 1913, in the administration of President William Howard Taft. From 1914 to 1916, Wickersham served as president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
In 1929, Herbert Hoover named him to the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement, better known as the "Wickersham Commission" (also, the "Wickersham Committee" as William L. Marbury described it in a 1935 letter seeking the support of U.S. Senator George L. P. Radcliffe for appointment of Alger Hiss, who had served on committee 1929-1930, to the U.S. Solicitor General's office.).
Personal and death
Since 1996, the Friends of the Law Library of the Library of Congress have presented an annual award named for Wickersham.
- Marbury, William L. (30 July 1935). "Personal letter to the Honorable George L. Radcliffe". Maryland Historical Society. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- History of CFR - Council on Foreign Relations
- George Woodward Wickersham, The Political Graveyard. Accessed August 22, 2007.
- "The Wickersham Award". Library of Congress. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
- Media related to George W. Wickersham at Wikimedia Commons
Charles J. Bonaparte
|U.S. Attorney General
Served under: William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909–March 4, 1913
James C. McReynolds