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Encyclopedia > Robert Lansing
This article is about the former Secretary of State. For the actor, see Robert Lansing (actor).

Robert Lansing (October 17, 1864October 30, 1928) served in the position of Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I where he vigorously advocated against Britain's policy of blockade and in favor of the principals of freedom of the seas and the rights of neutral nations. He then served as United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson between 1915 and 1920. He was nominated to the office after William Jennings Bryan's resignation. PD image from http://www. ... PD image from http://www. ... Robert Lansing (R) as Gary Seven and Teri Garr Robert Lansing (b. ... October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties 5 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) 3 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) World War I, also known as the First World... Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. ... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... William Jennings Bryan, 1907 William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860–July 26, 1925) was an American lawyer, statesman, and politician. ...


Lansing advocated benevolent neutrality in World War I, and eventually of American participation. Benevolent neutrality is a term used by Ernest May to describe United States foreign policy regarding involvement in World War I. It is distinct from strict neutrality because America had some favorable policies towards the Allies; for example, generally favorable trade decisions. ... Combatants Allies: • Serbia, • Russia, • France, • Romania, • Belgium, • British Empire and Dominions, • United States, • Italy, • ...and others Central Powers: • Germany, • Austria-Hungary, • Ottoman Empire, • Bulgaria Casualties 5 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) 3 million military, 3 million civilian (full list) World War I, also known as the First World...


After the war, he became the nominal head of the U.S. commission to the Paris Peace Conference. Because he did not regard the League of Nations as essential to the peace treaty, Lansing began to fall out of favor with Wilson. During Wilson's stroke and illness, Lansing called the cabinet together for consultations on several occasions. Wilson was disturbed by Lansing's independence, and Lansing resigned in 1920 at Wilson's request. The Paris Peace Conference, 1919, negotiated the treaties ending World War I. The Paris Peace Conference, 1946, negotiated the Paris Peace Treaties, 1947, with Germanys [[World War II allies and co-belligerents in Europe. ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. ...


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William Jennings Bryan
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1915 – 1920
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Bainbridge Colby
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Robert Lansing (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (300 words)
Robert Lansing (June 5, 1928 - October 23, 1994) was an American stage, film, and television actor.
Lansing died in 1994 of cancer in New York City at the age of 66.
Robert Lansing is interred in Union Field Cemetery in Ridgewood, Queens, New York.
Robert Lansing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (209 words)
Robert Lansing (October 17, 1864 – October 30, 1928) served in the position of Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I where he vigorously advocated against Britain's policy of blockade and in favor of the principals of freedom of the seas and the rights of neutral nations.
Lansing advocated benevolent neutrality in World War I, and eventually of American participation.
Because he did not regard the League of Nations as essential to the peace treaty, Lansing began to fall out of favor with Wilson.
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