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  • ID: I64944
  • Name: William Gibbs MCADOO , Jr.
  • RELA: Spouse of 9th cousin 5x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 31 OCT 1863 in Marietta, GA
  • Event: Appointed BET 6 MAR 1913 AND 15 DEC 1918 U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Event: Elected BET 4 MAR 1933 AND 8 NOV 1938 United States Senator from California
  • Death: 1 FEB 1941 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Pic William Gibbs McAdoo
  • Burial: Arlington National Cem., Arlington, VA
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    McADOO, William Gibbs, a Senator from California; born on a farm near Marietta, Cobb County, Ga., October 31, 1863; attended the rural schools and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; appointed deputy clerk of the United States Circuit Court for the Southern Division, Eastern District of Tennessee 1882; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1885 and commenced practice in Chattanooga, Tenn.; moved to New York City in 1892 and continued the practice of law; developed the system of rapid-transit tunnels under the Hudson River between New York City and New Jersey and from 1902 to 1913 was president of the company which constructed and operated them; vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee in 1912; Secretary of the Treasury in the Cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson 1913-1918; during the First World War served as director general of railways, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Farm Loan Board, and the War Finance Corporation; resumed the practice of law in New York City in 1919; moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1922 and continued to practice law; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 1920 and 1924; author; member of the Democratic National Committee 1932-1940; elected in 1932 as a Democrat to the United States Senate from California and served from March 4, 1933, to November 8, 1938, when he resigned; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1938; chairman, Committee on Patents (Seventy-third through Seventy-fifth Congresses); returned to Los Angeles, Calif., and served as chairman of the board of directors of a steamship line; died while on a visit in Washington, D.C., February 1, 1941; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: William Gibbs MCADOO b: 4 APR 1820 in Island Ford, TN
    Mother: Mary Faith FLOYD b: 8 SEP 1832 in Camden Co., GA

    Marriage 1 Sarah Houston FLEMING b: 1867
    • Married: 18 NOV 1885 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN
    1. Has No Children Harriett Floyd MCADOO b: 7 OCT 1887 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN
    2. Has No Children Francis Huger MCADOO b: 11 MAR 1889 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN
    3. Has No Children Julia Hazlehurst MCADOO b: 10 FEB 1892 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN
    4. Has No Children Nona Hazlehurst MCADOO b: 8 JUN 1893 in New York, NY
    5. Has No Children William Gibbs MCADOO III b: 10 MAY 1895 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY
    6. Has No Children Robert Hazlehurst MCADOO b: 23 NOV 1900 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY
    7. Has No Children Sarah Fleming MCADOO b: 25 MAR 1904 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY

    Marriage 2 Eleanor Randolph WILSON b: 5 OCT 1889 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT
    • Married: 7 MAY 1914 in White House, Washington, D.C.
    • Divorced: 1934
    1. Has Children Ellen Wilson MCADOO b: 21 MAY 1915 in Washington, D.C.
    2. Has No Children Mary Faith MCADOO b: 6 APR 1920 in New York, NY

    Marriage 3 Doris Isabel CROSS
    • Married: 1935
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