Robert W. Woolley

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Robert Wickliffe Woolley
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Personal details
Born (1871-04-29)April 29, 1871
Lexington, Kentucky
Died December 15, 1958(1958-12-15) (aged 87)

Robert Wickliffe Woolley (April 29, 1871 – December 15, 1958) an American Democratic politician from Washington D.C.. He was Director of the United States Mint from 1915 to 1916, and a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1920. He was a critic of American fuel consumption.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born on April 29, 1871 in Lexington, Kentucky to Franklin Waters Woolley (1845-1891) and Lucy McCaw (1844-1905)

He married Marguerite Holmes Trenholm Woolley (1878-1936) and had three children.

He was Director of the United States Mint from 1915 to 1916.[2]

He was a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1920.[3]

He died on December 15, 1958.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Woolley, Robert W. "What Fuel Conservation Means to America" 1920, as published in American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1920.
  2. ^ "Captain Robb Told His Parents Of Wedding Plans a Month Ago". New York Times. September 11, 1967. Retrieved 2014-08-07. The captain's maternal grandfather was Robert Wickliffe Woolley; director of the United States Mint from March, 1915, to February, 1916, who died in 1958. 
  3. ^ "Statement, in Times April 23, Putting 'Balanced Budget' First, Cited by R.W. Woolley". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-07. ... in a letter written by Robert W. Woolley, former member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, to George R. Hunt of Lexington, Ky. 
Government offices
Preceded by
George E. Roberts
Director of the United States Mint
March 1915 – July 1916
Succeeded by
Friedrich Johannes Hugo von Engelken