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Colby, Bainbridge

Calvin D. Davis

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Colby, Bainbridge (22 December 1869–11 April 1950), lawyer and U.S. secretary of state, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of John Peck Colby, a lawyer, and Frances Bainbridge. He received an A.B. from Williams College in 1890; he then entered Columbia University Law School but transferred to the New York Law School after a year. Upon receiving an LL.B. in 1892 he began law practice in New York, soon winning recognition as a litigation lawyer. Among his many well-known clients was ...

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