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Ramon Pina y Millet, Kingdom of Spain, Henry Clay Ide, ambassador, appointment, Dartmouth College, Tufts College, Vermont State Senate, Governor General of the Philippine Islands, Chief Justice of Somoa, Philander C. Knox


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Ramon Pina. The letter contains information about Henry Clay Ide, who will be appointed as U.S. Minister to Spain.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Ramon Pina

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 28


Washington, D.C.


March 17, 1909.

Dear Mr. Minister:

By the Secretary's direction I send you in this informal way a few facts about Governor Ide, as of possible interest to you by way of supplement to the letter requesting you to ascertain his agreement.

Yours sincerely,


Senor Don Ramon Pina,
etc., etc., etc.,
The Minister of Spain.

Henry Clay Ide, Governor, jurist; born at Barnet, Vt., September 18, 1844; son of Jacob and Lodoska (Knights) Ide; graduated Dartmouth, 1866 (Ll.D., 1900, Tufts College 1903); married October 26, 1871, Mary M. Melcher (died April 13, 1892); member Vermont State Senate, 1882-5; president Republican State Convention, 1884; delegate National Republican Convention, 1888; United States Commissioner, Somoa, 1891; Chief Justice, Somoa, under joint appointment of England, Germany, and United States, 1893-7; member Taft Commission, on established civil government in Philippine Islands, April, 1900; Secretary of Finance and Justice for Philippine Islands, September 1, 1901; Vice Governor, 1904-5, Acting Governor 1905-6, Governor General, 1906-7, Philippine Islands; director of several banks and manufacturing corporations. Clubs: Army and Navy, University, Columbia (Manila). Author: Code of Procedure in Civil Actions and Special Proceedings in the Philippine Islands, 1901; The Land Registration Act, 1903; The Internal Revenue Law of 1904 of the Philippine Islands. Home: St. Johnsbury, Vermont.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Ramon Pina, March 17, 1909

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