William Gibbs McAdoo (1863-1941) was a lawyer with a practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee before relocating to New York City
in 1892. He developed system of rapid transit tunnels under the Hudson River and was president (1902-13) of the company which
built them. In 1912, McAdoo served as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee and was later appointed Secretary
of the Treasury (1913). During World War I, he served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He moved to Los Angeles, California
(1922) and served as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate (1933-38). The collection consists of correspondence, financial records,
and clippings related to the personal life and political career of William Gibbs McAdoo.
McAdoo was born near Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, on October 31, 1863; attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
admitted to Tennessee bar in 1885 and began law practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee; moved to New York City, 1892; developed
system of rapid transit tunnels under the Hudson River and was president (1902-13) of the company which built them; vice chairman,
Democratic National Committee, 1912; appointed Secretary of the Treasury by Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1918; chairman of the Federal
Reserve Board during World War I; moved to Los Angeles, California, 1922; served as Democrat, U.S. Senate, 1933-38; died while
visiting Washington, D.C., on February 1, 1941.
15 boxes (7.5 linear ft.)
9 oversize boxes
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