Robert E. Olds

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Robert E. Olds
Robert E. Olds.jpg
6th Under Secretary of State
In office
July 1, 1927 – June 30, 1928
President Calvin Coolidge
Preceded by Joseph Grew
Succeeded by J. Reuben Clark
Personal details
Born Robert Edwin Olds
(1875-10-22)October 22, 1875
Duluth, Minnesota
Died November 25, 1932(1932-11-25) (aged 57)
Spouse(s) Rose Nabersberg
Profession Lawyer, Diplomat

Robert Edwin Olds (October 22, 1875 - November 25, 1932) was an American diplomat and lawyer who served as the United States Under Secretary of State from 1927 to 1928.[1]

Biography[edit]

Colonel Robert E. Olds was born in Duluth, Minnesota, on October 22, 1875. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1900, he practiced law at Saint Paul, Minnesota for 17 years where he was a law partner of Frank B. Kellogg.[2] He served as the Commissioner of the American Red Cross in Europe, from 1919 to 1921 during the war[3] and as a United States member of the League of Nations tribunals and commissions.[4] On 17 June 1925, he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of State by President Calvin Coolidge.[5] He was subsequently appointed as Under Secretary of State, on May 19, 1927.[6]

Olds resigned as Under Secretary of State on 30 June 1928.[7] In 1929 he became a member of the reparations commission under the treaty of Versailles. He was appointed as a member of the permanent court of arbitration at the Hague in 1931.[8] He died suddenly on November 25, 1932 in Paris, where he was a member of the council of the International Chamber of Commerce, due to a cerebral hemorrhage.[9]

Works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Robert Edwin Olds". Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Halts Paper Trust Enquiry". The New York Times. 25 July 1905. p. 3. Retrieved August 8, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Chief for Red Cross in Paris". The Washington Post. 21 February 1919. p. 6. Retrieved August 8, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Milestones, Dec. 5, 1932". TIME.com. 5 December 1932. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "R. E. Olds made aid to Kellogg". The Gettysburg Times. 17 June 1925. p. 2. Retrieved August 8, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ Elmer Plischke (1 January 1999). U.S. Department of State: A Reference History. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-313-29126-5. 
  7. ^ "National Affairs: Olds Out". TIME.com. 18 June 1928. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Names Robert Olds to the Hague court". Reading Times. 18 December 1931. p. 1. Retrieved August 8, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  9. ^ "Robert E. Olds dies suddenly in Paris". Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light. 25 November 1932. p. 1. Retrieved August 8, 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Grew
Under Secretary of State
1927–1928
Succeeded by
J. Reuben Clark