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  • ID: I219666
  • Name: Ruth Baird BRYAN
  • RELA: 10th cousin 2x removed
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 2 OCT 1885 in Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida BET 1929 AND 1933
  • Event: Appointed BET 1933 AND SEP 1936 U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
  • Death: 26 JUL 1954 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Event: Pic Ruth Bryan Owen
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    OWEN, Ruth Bryan, (later Mrs. Borge Rohde, daughter of William Jennings Bryan), a Representative from Florida; born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill., October 2, 1885; educated in public schools, Lincoln, Nebr.; attended Monticello Seminary, Godfrey, Ill., and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; member of the executive committee of the American Women's War Relief Fund in London, England; war nurse in the Voluntary Aid Detachment in the Egypt-Palestine campaign, 1915-1918; lecturer, Lyceum and Chautauqua lecture circuit, Miami, Fla., 1918-1928; board of regents of the University of Miami, Miami, Fla., 1925- 1928; author; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and to the succeeding Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; delegate to the Interparliamentary Union at London, 1930; appointed Minister to Denmark (April 13, 1933-August 30, 1936); special assistant, Department of State, United Nations Conference, San Francisco, Calif., 1945; alternate delegate, United Nations General Assembly, 1949; member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Reformatory for Women, 1938-1954; member of the board of trustees of the Starr Commonwealth for Boys, 1941-1954; died on July 26, 1954, in Copenhagen, Denmark; interment in Ordrup Cemetery, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William Jennings BRYAN b: 19 MAR 1860 in Salem, Marion Co., IL
    Mother: Mary Elizabeth BAIRD b: 17 JUN 1861 in Perry, Pike Co., IL

    Marriage 1 William Homer LEAVITT b: 23 APR 1868 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA
    • Married: 3 OCT 1903 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE
    • Divorced: MAR 1909
    1. Has Children Ruth Bryan LEAVITT b: 28 SEP 1904 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA
    2. Has No Children Bradfield Bryan LEAVITT b: 16 NOV 1905 in Denver, CO

    Marriage 2 Reginald Altham OWEN b: BET 1882 AND 1884
    • Married: 3 MAY 1910 in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE by Rev. Harry F. Huntington
    1. Has No Children Reginald Bryan OWEN b: BEF 30 JUN 1913 in London, Middlesex, England

    Marriage 3 Borge ROHDE b: in Denmark
    • Married: JUL 1936 in Denmark
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