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Robert Wickliffe Woolley (April 29, 1871 – December 15, 1958) was an American Democratic politician from Washington D.C.. He was Director of the United States Mint from 1915 to 1916, and a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1920. He was a critic of American fuel consumption.[1]

Robert W. Woolley
Robert W, Woolley at his desk.jpg
Director of the United States Mint
In office
1915–1916
Personal details
Born
Robert Wickliffe Woolley

(1871-04-29)April 29, 1871
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
DiedDecember 15, 1958(1958-12-15) (aged 87)
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
NationalityAmerican
Political partyDemocratic

BiographyEdit

He was born on April 29, 1871 in Lexington, Kentucky to Franklin Waters Woolley (1845–1891) and the former Lucy McCaw (1844–1905). He married Marguerite Holmes Trenholm (1878–1936) in 1900 and had four daughters, Marguerite Trenholm Woolley (1901–1983), Lucy DeGraffenried (Woolley) List (1902–1993), Florence Trenholm Wickliffe (Woolley) McKee (1905–1997) and Frances Howard (Wolley) Robb (1914–2003). Frances was the mother of future governor of Virginia Charles S. Robb and mother-in-law of future first lady Lynda Bird Johnson Robb.

He was Director of the United States Mint from 1915 to 1916.[2]

During President Wilson's 1916 reelection bid, Woolley was the chairman of the Bureau of Publicity for the Democratic National Committee and was credited with the successful slogan "He Has Kept Us Out of the War."[3]

He was a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1920.[4]

He died on December 15, 1958 in Frankfort, Kentucky.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Woolley, Robert W. "What Fuel Conservation Means to America" 1920, as published in American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1920.
  2. ^ "Captain Robb Told His Parents Of Wedding Plans a Month Ago". New York Times. September 11, 1967. Retrieved 2014-08-07. The captain's maternal grandfather was Robert Wickliffe Woolley; director of the United States Mint from March, 1915, to February, 1916, who died in 1958.
  3. ^ "Captain Robb Told His Parents Of Wedding Plans a Month Ago". New York Times. September 11, 1967. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  4. ^ "Statement, in Times April 23, Putting 'Balanced Budget' First, Cited by R.W. Woolley". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-07. ... in a letter written by Robert W. Woolley, former member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, to George R. Hunt of Lexington, Ky.

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