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Encyclopedia > Frederic M. Sackett
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Frederic Mosley Sackett (December 17, 1868-May 18, 1941) served as a United States Senator from Kentucky and ambassador to Germany during the Hoover Administration. Jump to: navigation, search December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 km² (37th)  - Land 102,989 km²  - Water 1,760 km² (1. ...


He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. His father was a wealthy wools manufacturer. He attended the public schools in Providence. He graduated from Brown University in 1890 and from Harvard Law School in 1893. Motto: What Cheer Nickname: Beehive of Industry Location in Rhode Island Founded Incorporated 1636 1832  County Providence County Mayor David N. Cicilline (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 53. ... Jump to: navigation, search Brown University is an Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island. ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ...


He was admitted to the bar in 1893 and began practice in Columbus, Ohio. Shorltly after he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and then , to Louisville, Kentucky. He practiced law until 1907. Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ...


In 1898 he married Olive Speed, the daughter of James Beckenridge Speed who was part of a wealthy and prominent Kentucky family.


Although he began as an attorney, he gradually became involved in his wife's family business, the mining of coal and the manufacture of cement. He served as president of the Louisville Gas Co. and of the Louisville Lighting Co. from 1907-1912. He was involved with the Board of Trade of Louisville, serving as president in 1917, 1922, and 1923. He was also director of the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank from 1917-1924. During the First World War, he served as federal food administrator for Kentucky from 1917-1919. This led to a friendship with the directory of the national food administrator, Herbert Hoover. Afterwards he was a member of the Kentucky State Board of Charities and Corrections from 1919-1924. Jump to: navigation, search Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) is best known as being the 31st President of the United States (1929-1933). ...


He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1924 and served from March 4, 1925, to January 9, 1930, when he resigned, having been appointed Ambassador to Germany by President Herbert Hoover. He served from 1930 to 1933, when he resigned. Afterwards, he resumed his former business activities. He died of a heart attack while visiting Baltimore, and is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.


This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress is a biographical dictionary of all members of both houses of the United States Congress, past and present. ...


References

Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1930-1933 by Bernard V. Burke. Cambridge University Press 1994.


 
 

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