Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr. Politician

Francis b sayre

Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr. (April 30, 1885 – March 29, 1972) was a professor at Harvard Law School and a son-in-law of President Woodrow Wilson. He was born on April 30, 1885. On 25 November 1913, he married Jessie Woodrow Wilson (1887–1933), the daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, in a ceremony at the White House. He later served as foreign affairs advisor to the government of Siam, Assistant Secretary of State, High Commissioner of the Philippines, and U.S. representative to the United Nations Trusteeship Council. While Sayre was Siam's foreign affairs advisor, he received the title Phraya Kanlayana Maitri from King Prajadhipok and was appointed Siam's representative on the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague. Sayre's immediate subordinate in his capacity of Assistant Secretary of State was Alger Hiss. Sayre declined to testify as a character witness for the defense at Hiss's perjury trials. He died on March 29, 1972. Sayre's son, Francis Bowes Sayre, Jr., (1915–2008) was the dean of the National Cathedral in Washington from 1951 until his retirement in 1978.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 30th, 1885
Date of death
March 29th, 1972 at age of 86
Place of death
Washington, D.C., United States of America




1. Harvard Law School Colleges/University

Harvard Law School (also known as Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world.

Type Private school
Institution colors
1525 Mass Ave., 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2013. 1,727
2011. 1,733
Acceptance rate
2013. 15.6 %
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Harvard Law School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1890., Politician
b. 1885., Politician
b. 1882., Politician
b. 1886., Politician
b. 1887., Politician
b. 1884., Politician
b. 1888., Politician
b. 1887., Politician

2. Williams College Colleges/University

Williams College is a private liberal arts college located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States. It was established in 1793 with funds from the estate of Ephraim Williams. Originally a men's college, Williams became co-educational in 1970. Fraternities were also phased out during this period, beginning in 1962. Williams forms part of the historic Little Three colleges, along with Wesleyan University and rival Amherst College.

Type Private school
2013. 1.89 bil. $
2010. 1.53 bil. $
Institution colors
June 22nd, 1793
Hopkins Hall, 880 Main Street, 01267 - Williamstown, Massachusetts
2012. 2,052
2010. 2,048
2009. 2,064
2012. 54
2011. 58
2010. 53
2008. 49
Acceptance rate
2013. 17.0 %
2012. 16.7 %
2011. 17.3 %
2010. 19.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.3 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Williams College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1881., Politician
b. 1800., Politician
b. 1858., Politician
b. 1941., Politician
b. 1955., Politician
b. 1938., Politician
b. 1937., Politician
b. 1967., Politician


Check Francis Bowes Sayre, Sr. on wikipedia.

Facebook comments