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Adapted from "George Von Lengerke, Secretary of the Navy," ZB File, 3 September 1918, Navy Department Library.

 

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George Von Lengerke

2 June 1858 - 9 March 1918

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Portrait of Secretary of the Navy George von Lengerke Meyer

Meyer, George Von Lengerke [2 June 1858]. An American political leader, diplomatist, and cabinet officer, born in Boston. He graduated at Harvard in 1879 and from then until 1899 maintained active mercantile and banking interest. He served as common councilman and alderman of Boston and as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1892-97), being Speaker during the last three years. In 1900-05 he was Ambassador to Italy and then for two years Ambassador to Russia. In 1907 he became Postmaster-General, under President Roosevelt, and during President Taft's administration he was Secretary of the Navy. He served on the Republican National Committee from 1898 to 1904.

Died Boston, Mass., 9 March 1918.

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Published: Tue Sep 12 08:21:24 EDT 2017