New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 1918, Page 11
Dr. Lewis A. O'Brian Dies
Former President of American Dental Association of Europe
Dr. Lewis Atwell O'Brian, a noted dental surgeon who had been President of the American Dental Association od Europe during a sojourn of fifteen years in foreign countries died from pneumonia yesterday at his home in Harmon, N.Y., in his fifty-seventh year. Dr. O'Brian had been a dentist to many European notables, his patients including the former Czar of Russia. Recently he had been practicing at 542 Fifth Avenue, this sity. At the time of his death he was a member of the Advisory Board of Flower Hospital.
Born in Providence, R.I., Dr. O'Brian was graduated from Brown University. His professional studies he made at the University of Pennsylvania, taking a medical as well as dental degree. For several years after graduation he served as instructor in the University of Pennsylvania and at one time was Professor of Oral Pathology in the New York Homeopathis Medical School. While in Europe he practiced in France, Germany, and Russia. He was an accomplished musician.
John A. Brown, Banker, Dies at 82.
John A. Brown, President of the Stamford Trust Company of Stamford, Conn., since its organization in 1891, is dead at his home in that city. He was born in Stamford in 1836, and after a business career in this city returned to his home. He held a number of public offices before he became President of the trust company.
Julius E. Gutman, 49 years old, a buyer for the Kaufman store of Harrisburg, Penn., is dead at his home in that city.
Michael Zubay, 50 years old, a market gardener of Whitestone, L.I., died on Monday night in the Flushing Hospital from heart disease.
Mrs. Cynthia Rich, widow of L. C. Rich, a merchant of Boston, died yesterday in Post-Graduate Hospital. Her home was at 107 West Ninety-Fourth Street.
Mrs. Fannie Frankel, widow of David Frankel and a resident of Far Rockaway for a number of years, died at the home of her daughter on Sunday, aged 74 years.
William Henry, 69 years old, ex-Chief of the Passaic Police Department, died on Monday in the Morris Plains Santitarium. He was the oldest active police head in New Jersey.
James Sheehan, a manufacturer of shoe trees with a factory in William Street, died on Monday at his home, 8,112 Seventeenth Avenue, Brooklyn. He was 38 years old.
Arthur Richard Day, a real estate operator, died at his home, 1,003 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, on Monday. He was born in New Haven, Conn., and had lived in Brooklyn for twenty years.
Thomas Paul Crowne, for twenty years a clerk in the Kings County Court and a member of Brooklyn Lodge, 22, B. P. O. Elks, died on Monday at his home, 359 First Street, Brooklyn, aged 50 years.
John William Kramer, 65 years old, with the American Hide and Leather Company, died in the Norwegian Hospital on Monday after an operation. He lived at 480 Hancock Street, Brooklyn.
Francis Joseph Mullin, for fourteen years with the New York Telephone Company, died at Lanesville, N.Y., on Sunday from pneumonia. He was in his thirty-first year and lived at 176 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn.
Mrs. Anna C. True, 79 years old, who taught General Pershing when he was a boy, died on Monday night at Fargo, N.D. The Pershing family at that time lived at Laclede, Mo., where Mrs. True directed a private school.
Mrs. Rosaline Pfeifer, 87 years old, widow of George Pfeifer, who was a Sergeant in the 73d Regiment of New York Volunteers during the civil war and who lost his life in battle at Petersburg, Va., died in St. John's Hospital on Monday.
William C. degen, a manufacturer od women's shoes and head of the firm of Degen, Lipp & Tull, Inc., in Brooklyn, died in the Jewish Hospital after an operation. Mr. Degan was 56 years old, and belonged to Adelphi Lodge, 348, F. and A. M. His home was at 1,020 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
Douglas D. P. Carritte, 48 years old, a salesman for Roosevelt & Schuyler, in Manhattan, died from heart disease on Sunday at his home, 50 South Elliott Place, Brooklyn. He was a member of the Bensonhurst Yacht Club, the Circumnavigators' Club, and the Masonic fraternity.
Alfred Isaac Holmes, one of the leaders of the old Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church and for many years a local preacher in his church, died on Sunday at his home, 261 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, aged 78 years. He was the compiler of three books, "Cute Sayings of Our Little Ones," "Life Thoughts From Pulpits and Poets," and "The Beauties of Dickens."
Col. B. T. Clayton Killed
Former New York Congressman Was a Classmate of Pershing
Clayton, Ala., June 4 - Colonel Bertram T. Clayton, a Divisional Quartermaster with the American Expeditionary Force in France, has been killed by an enemy aerial bomb, according to official notice received here by his brother, United States Judge Henry D. Clayton.
Colonel Clayton was graduated from the United States Military Academy in the same class with General John J. Pershing. He saw service in the West during the indian war and at the beginning of the Spanish-American war he organized Troop C of the New York Cavalry.
After the Spanish-American war he was elected to Congress from the Third New York District, and served one year. At the beginning of the war with Germany he was placed in charge of the transport service at New York, but on request was soon assigned to overseas service.
Ex-Judge Jesse S. L'Amoreaux
Ex-Judge Jesse S. L'Amoreaux, a member of the law firdm of Graham & L'Amoreaux, 42 Broadway, and a prominent Presbyterian layman, died on Monday at his home in Ballston Spa, N.Y., in his eighty-first year. He was bonr in Saratoga County, where many years ago he was a County Judge. In 1887 he was nominated for State Controller on the Republican ticket, but was defeated.
Killed When Laying Mines
Washington, June 4 - The death of Fireman Le Roy Jolley, U.S.N., of Waler Mill, L.I., in an accident aboard the U.S.S. Housatonic, May 27, was reported to the Navy Department today.
Southampton, L.I., June 4 - Mrs. William Crawford has been notified that her brother, Le Roy Jolley, was killed while laying mines.
Anderson - Suddenly, at Washington, D.C., June 1, 1918, Mary Miner, widow of Charles Hill Anderson of Vineland, N.J. Funeral at Bridgeton, N.J., Wednesday, June 5, at 2:30 P.M.
Baker - On June 3, 1918, at Roosevelt Hospital, James Barnes Baker, in his 57th year, son of the late Henry M. and Susan Barnes Baker, beloved husband of M. Lindsay Baker. Funeral service Wednesday, June 5, at 9 A.M., at the Church of Heavenly Rest. Interment at Rahway, N.J.
Breher - On Monday evening, after lingering illness, Mary Breher, beloved wife of Henry C. Breher, in her 58th year. Funeral from her late residence, 1,875 Longfellow Av., corner 176th St., Thursday afternoon, 2 o'clock. Interment Woodlawn.
Brown - At Stamford, Conn., on Monday, June 3, 1918, John A. Brown, aged 81 years. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, 24 Second St., on Wednesday afternoon at four.
Condren - On June 3, Rose C. Condren, (nee Garrity,) beloved wife of Thomas F. Condren. Funeral from her home, 2,340 Davidson Av., Bronx, on Thursday, June 6. Solemn requiem mass at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Church, Andrews Av., at 10 A.M. Woodmen and L. C. B. A. invited. Interment St. Raymond's.
Crolly - At Pleasantville, N.Y., on Monday, June 3, Charles C. Crolly, beloved husband of Therese Crolly, in his 67th year. Services at his late residence, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment Thursday morning in Chappaqua Cemetery.
Crowne - Thomas Paul, husband of Ada Huselton Crowne, on Monday, June 3, at his residence, 359 1st St., Brooklyn. Funeral services Wednesday evening, June 5, at 8 o'clock. Philadelphia papers please copy.
Deghuee - At his home, 127 Cambridge Place, Brooklyn, suddenly, in Tuesday, June 4, 1918, Warner Henry Deghuee, in his 51st year. Funeral private. Please omit flowers.
Dieterich - On Sunday, June 2, 1918, Jeannette A., daughter of the late Gustave and Pauline Dieterich. Funeral service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123d St., between Lenox and 7th Avs., Wednesday, June 5, at 11 A.M.
Donohoe - Suddenly, at the New York Hospital, of appendicitis, on June 3, Eleanor L. Donohoe, beloved sister of Mrs. John O'Leary. Funeral on Thursday at 9:30 A.M. from The Funeral Church, (Campbell Bldg.,) Broadway and 66th St., thence to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, 71st St., and Broadway, where a requiem mass will be offered for the repose of her soul. Interment St. Raymond's. Auto cortege. Savannah and Nashville papers please copy.
Dunkinson - On June 3, at her residence, 808 Park Av., Plainfield, N.J., Mary Raphael, beloved wife of William H. Dunkinson. Funeral services and interment at Baltimore, Md, Thursday, June 6.
Emde - After a lingering illness, on June 4, 1918, Ernst Emde of 24 Hudson Place, Weehawken, in his 56th year. Funeral services will be held at St. Mathew's Lutheran Church, Hudson and 8th Sts., Hoboken, on Thursday, June 6, at 2 P.M.
Fraenkel - After a short illness, Max Fraenkel, beloved husband of Freda W. and father of Walter and Rosaline, in his 54th year. Funeral from his late residence, 275 Central Park West, Wednesday, June 5, at 10 A.M. Members of King Solomon Lodge, F. and A. M., are invited to attend.
Halberstadt - After a short illness, Isaac Halberstadt, 62 years, beloved husband of Rachel and father of Isador, Joseph, Bertram, and sadie, brother of Ida Rosenstock and Emma Halberstadt. Funeral from his late residence, 3,800 Broadway, Thursday morning, 10:30 o'clock.
Helfgott - Sigmund, on June 3, after a brief illness. Funeral from his late residence, 145 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday, June 5, at 10 A.M.
Juskowitz - On June 4, Samuel Juskowitz. Funeral from his late residence, Chrome Hotel, N.J., June 5, 12 noon. Interment in Mount Zion.
Kane - On Tuesday, June 4, 1918, at St. Luke's Hospital, Sarh L., widow of Robert A. Kane and daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Terwilliger. Funeral service at St. Chrysostom's Chapel, 550 7th Av., near 39th St., on Thursday, June 6, at 10 A.M.
Keech - On Tuesday, June 4, 1918, Elliott F. Keech, the onyl son of Ruth F. and the late Rev. Frederick J. Keech, D.D., aged 9 years. Funeral services at Christ Church, Clinton and Harrison Sts., Brooklyn, Friday, 11 A.M.
Kemp - On June 4, 1918, Robert Stewart Kemp, beloved husband of Mary B. Kemp. Funeral services at Grace Church, corner Lincoln Road and Bedford Av., Brooklyn, on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Friday morning.
Keyser - Annie O. Keyser, (nee Opdyke,) widow of the late Aaron Keyser of Salt Lake City, Utah, aged 55 years. Funeral services at Bosworth's (McLaughlin's) Mortuary Chapel, 305 Willow Av., Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday, June 6, at 1 P.M. Interment at convenience of family. Kindly omit flowers. Los Angeles (Cal.) and Salt Lake City (Utah) papers please copy.
Landwehr - On June 3, 1918, george A., in his 58th year, beloved husband of Martha Landwehr. Funeral services from his late residence, 40 Pine St., Brooklyn, on Wednesday, June 5, at 8 P.M.
Lichtenstadter - Max, beloved husband of Julia and eldest son of the late Henry and Rose Lichtenstadter. Funeral at his late residence, 565 Van Cortlandt Park Av., Wednesday, June 5, at 2 P.M.
Markowitz - On June 3, Frances, beloved wife of Joseph Markowitz, mother of Max, Louis, Mrs. Anne Mehrer, Mrs. J. Mandula, Augusta, Serena, Nathan, and Arnold. Funeral from her late residence, 3,675 Broadway, Wednesday, 2 P.M.
Meisler - Quietly passed away, June 3, Bessie, (nee Flax,) beloved wife of Samuel Meisler and mother of Bella, Elsie, Pauline, and Beatrice. Funeral from her late residence 974 Prospect Av., Wednesday, 10 A.M. Kindly omit flowers.
Menger - On June 2, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Cornelia Zabriskie, 11 West End Av., Plainfield, N.J., Eliza J. Menger, widow of Louis R. Menger, in her 96th year. Funeral services at her late residence Wednesday, June 5, at 11:30 A.M. Interment Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.
O'Brian - At his home, Harmon-on-Hudson, June 4, Dr. Lewis A. O'Brian, beloved husband of Josephine O'Brian. Funeral services 10:30 A.M. Thursday, St. Mary's Church, Croton-on-Hudson. Conveyances will meet train leaving Grand Central Station at 8:47 A.M. at Harmon Station. Kindly onit flowers.
Pfeifer - On Monday, June 3, 1918, at St. John's Hospital, Brooklyn, after a lingering illness, in her 87th year, Rosaline, widow of George Pfeifer. Funeral services Wednesday, June 5, 2:30 P.M., at Pennsylvania Av., Brooklyn. Interment Cypress Hills Cemetery.
Rich - Cynthia C., at Post-Graduate Hospital, June 4. Interment in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Boston, Mass. Boston papers please copy.
Rush - Joseph F., beloved husband of Elizabeth Tighe and son of Delia and the late T. J. Rush. Funeral from his late residence, 71 East 90th St., Thursday, June 6, 9:30 A.M.; thence to Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Park Av. and 84th St.
Shipman - In New Orleans, at his residence, 1,240 6th St., on Sunday, June 2, Raymond Golf Shipman, husband of Mary English Ives and son of the late Dr. J. S. and Anne Louise Shipman. Funeral services in New Orleans.
Sullivan - June 4, 1918, William T. Sullivan. Funeral from his residence, 2,3?6 Andrews Av., Bronx, Thursday, June 6, at 9:30 A.M.; thence to Church of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Andrews Av., Bronx.
Thomas - Monday, June 3, Charles Lockwood Thomas, in his 83d year. Funeral services will be held at his late residence, 127 West Tremont Av., Wednesday evening, June 5, at 8:30 o'clock.
Trench - On Saturday, June 1, through accidental drowning at Camp Petawawa, Canada, Sergeant Archer Robert Robinson Trench, Canadian Field Artillery, aged 32 years, beloved husband of Adelaide Carolina Trench and son of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. le Poer Tranch, New Brighton, Staten Island.
Tuthill - On Tuesday, June 4, 1918, Emma Isabell Tuthill. Funeral services will be held at her late home, 251 Steuben St., Brooklyn, on Thursday, June 6, at 8 P.M.
Weiller - Monday, June 3, Daniel Weiller, beloved husband of Minnie C. Weiller, in his 58th year. Funeral services at chapel of Salem Field Cemetery, (Cypress Hills,) Wednesday morning, 11 o'clock.
Wolf - June 4, at home of her daughter, Mrs. H. G. Buehler, Lakeville, Conn., Ella Kemp, widow of Rev. E. J. Wolf, formerly of Gettysburg, Penn. Interment at Gettsburg.
Ammon - Rosa, 144 East 57th St., June 2, aged 61. Funeral today, 1 P.M.
Bauman - E., 61 East 86th St., June 2.
Butterly - Catherine, 495 3d Av., June 2. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
Cassidy - James M. V., 1,510 1st Av., June 2.
Connelly - Agnes, 1,347 3s Av., June 2. Funeral today, 9 A.M.
Fleckinger - Jacob, 1,053 1st Av., June 2, aged 77. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Grube - Katie, 380 East 138th St., June 2.
Heil - Pauline, 304 East 58th St., June 3. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Horner - Irene E., 468 East 180th St., June 2.
Ivory - Hugh C., 788 9th Av., June 2. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
Kelly - Ellen, 204 West 98th St., June 3, Funeral today.
Lennon - Patrick, 509 Concord Av., Bronx, June 3. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
McCloskey - Mary, 301 West 130th St., June 3. Funeral today, 3 P.M.
Moynahan - Margaret, 166 East 108th St., June 2. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
O'Connell, Walter J., 2,323 Valentine Av., Bronx, June 2. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
O'Grady - Patrick, 339 East 21st St., June 3. Funeral tomorrow, 2 P.M.
Paschen - William H., aged 40. Funeral 159 East 3d St.
Romaine - Sarah E., 75 Perry St., June 2. Funeral service today.
Sanford - Elizabeth C., 165 Nagle Av., June 3. Funeral private.
Sweeney - Mary, 1,436 Webster Av., Bronx, June 2. Funeral tomorrow, 1:30 P.M.
Tuthill - James H., 112 West 124th St., June 2. Funeral private.
Connaughton - Patrick, Metropolitan Hospital, June 3, aged 34. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Conti - Serafina, Kings County Hospital, June 3, aged 67.
Corritte - Douglas T., 50 South Elliott Place, June 2.
Day - Arthur R., 1,003 Lafayette Av., June 3. Funeral service today.
Fallon - Patrick, 596 Kosciusko St., June 3. Funeral tomorrow, 2 P.M.
Farrell - Dennis, 1,230 St. Marks Av., June 3, aged 59. Funeral tomorrow, 3 P.M.
Flamerty - Julia T., 2 Lincoln Place, June 3, aged 30 (possibly 39).
Forden - Catherine, 64 Henry St., June 3. Funeral tomorrow, 9 A.M.
Hafslund - Elise, 1,976 East 13th St., June 3, aged 53. Funeral tomorrow, 2 P.M.
Haight - Grace D., 1,189 Bergen St., June 2. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Higgins - Sarah F., 166 88th St., June 2. Funeral private.
Kerrigan - Susan A., 77 Euclid Av., June 2, aged 78. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
Kramer - John, Norwegian Hospital, June 3, aged 65. Funeral today, 1 P.M.
McCaffrey - Mary J., 1,512 Bedford Av., June 3. Funeral today.
McGuire - John J., 430 Van Brunt St., June 3. Funeral tomorrow, 9 A.M.
Olsen - Matilda, 367 7th Av., June 3. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Reis - Maria, 1,310 Union St., June 3, Funeral service today.
Sheehan - James, 3,112 17th Av., June 3, Funeral tomorrow, 9:30 A.M.
Walz - Fred, 1,310 Sterling Place, June 3, aged 61. Funeral today, 2:30 P.M.
Hoboken, Jersey City, and Newark
Allen - John, 76 Tillinghast St., Newark, June 2, aged 4 months.
Best - Edward P., 189 Gartside St., Newark, June 2, aged 73.
Culver - Charles, 1,219 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, June 2, aged 30. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Dietzel - Nedou R., 32 Blum St., Newark, June 3, aged 5 months.
Dooley - Theresa L., 244 Montgomery St., Jersey City, June 2.
Gothberg - Wilhelmina, 118 Bartholdi Av., Jersey City, June 2. Funeral today.
Halpin - John, Newark, June 2. Funeral today, 7:30 A.M.
Leahy - Clara, 90 Wilkinson Av. Jersey City, June 2. Funeral today, 9 A.M.
McWilliams - Annie, Newark, June 3. Funeral notice later.
Miller - Dorothy, 192 Woodlawn Av., Jersey City, June 2, aged 3. Funeral today, 3:30 P.M.
Miller - Thursa L., 301 York St., Jersey City, June 2. Funeral private.
Mundy - Catherine, Jersey City, June 2. Funeral private.
Reinoehl - Gertrude A., 27 Bergen Av., Jersey City, June 2, aged 17 months.
Ryan - Catherine, M. J., 351 8th St., Jersey City, June 2.
Sanborn - Elizabeth H., 83 3d Av., Newark, June 3. Funeral tomorrow, 9 A.M.
Schneider - Susan, 24 Madison Av., Jersey City, June 2, aged 90.
Slatterly - Elizabeth, 811 Ocean Av., Jersey City, June 2. Funeral today, 9 A.M.
Smith - Martha J., 86 Chestnut St., newark, June 2, aged 85.
Stein - Charles, June 1, aged 78. Funeral 691 Washington St., Hoboken.
Taylor - Catharine, 74 Norfolk St., Newark, June 3.
Johnston - The Rev. Matthew, Sea Cliff, June 3, aged 81.
Markham - Janice, Amityville, June 3, aged 5. Funeral today, 2 P.M.
Perrill - John, 576 Hamilton St., Long Island City, June 1.
Sheridan - May S., 836 crescent St., Astoria, June 3. Funeral today, 9:30 A.M.
Gibson - Breckenridge Stuyvesant, Jr., entered into rest June 5, 1917.
Walsh - Florence, mass St. Joseph's Church, Newark, today, 8 A.M.
Ex-Vice President Fairbanks is Dead
Indiana Statesman Succumbs to Intestinal Nephritis After Long Illness at His Home
From Log Cabin to Senate
His Political Career Began After He Was a Successful Railroad Attorney - Adept in Platform Making.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 4 - Charles Warren Fairbanks, former Vice President of the United States and former United States Senator for Indiana, died at his home at 8:55 o'clock tonight. Death was due to intestinal nephritis, which had been a chronic ailment with him, but not regarded as particularly serious until recently. All members of the former Vice President's family, except Major Richard Fairbanks, who is in France, were at his bedside.
Born May 11, 1852, in a log cabin which stood on a farm of 216 acres in Union County, Ohio, Charles Warren Fairbanks was the son of Loriston Monroe Fairbanks and Mary Adelaide Fairbanks. His father was a native of Vermont, a descendant of the "Fayerbankes" who came to this country in 1636, settling on the site of what is now Dedham, Mass., where the old Fairbanks homestead still stands. Before reaching manhood Loriston Fairbanks had emigrated to Massachusetts, where he worked in woolen mills, but, learning the wagon trade, he went from Massachusetts to Ohio. The ex-Vice President's mother was a member of a Smith family from Columbia County, N.Y. Mrs. Fairbanks's brother, William Henry Smith, was one of the founders of the Associated Press.
The young man worked the farm and went to country schools until he was 15. Then he was sent to Ohio Wesleyan College at Delaware, Ohio, not far distant from his own home. While at college he met Miss Cornelia Cole, daughter of Judge Cole of Marysville, Ohio. They became engaged while serving as co-editors of the Ohio-Wesleyan College paper, and when they were graduated, and Mr. Fairbanks had prepared himself for a profession, they were married.
Reporter for The Associated Press.
Upon leaving college he went to Pittsburgh, where he worked as a messenger and reported on the then infant Associated Press. During the campaign of 1872 he reported the Democratic and Liberal Republican rallies at Pittsburgh, were Horace Greeley was a speaker.
After a year or more in Pittsburgh he devoted himself to the study of law. He went to Cleveland and was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio after brief attendance at a Cleveland law school. To practice law he moved to Indianapolis. This in 1874. His first clients were some of his former neighboirs in Ohio.
Through his uncle, Charles W. Smith, early in his career Mr. Fairbanks was appointed solicitor for the receiver of the Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railroad, later the Peoria & Eastern, at a salary of $5,000 a year. Charles W. Fairbanks was manager of the road, which was bankrupt, and George B. Wright had been named the receiver. Under his uncle's guidance he gradually became a railroad financier, his wealth increasing as the years rolled by. At the time of his death he was reputed to have been worth about $5,000,000. Much of his wealth was amassed through his railroad interests in South America.
He acted as attorney for Jay Gould in his Erie enterprise and had been President of the Terre Haute & Peoria Railroad and Vice President of the Ohio Southern, and connected also with the Danville & Ohio Railroad. Solicitor for the receiver first, he afterward became the receiver of the Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western system. When he was elected to the Senate he was serving as general counsel for the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton Railroad. In conjunction with other financiers, Mr. Fairbanks bought the Dayton & Ironton Railroad in Southern Illinois and sold it to the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton. Later years saw him a heavy stock and bond holder in the latter system.
A close friend of his in 1888 was Judge Walter Q. Gresham of the Federal Court, before whom Mr. Fairbanks had frequently appeared in his legal work. When Judge Gresham's name was mentioned for the Presidency Mr. Fairbanks enthusiastically went to his support. Just before the Chicago convention of that year Judge Gresham requested Mr. Fairbanks, then at the head of the party forces in Indiana, to direct the Gresham candidacy during the convention. When it became apparent that General Benjamin Harrison, also from Indiana, would get the nomination, Mr. Fairbanks, advised Judge Gresham as to the hopless outlook, and the Judge withdrew.
Then, going back to Indiana, Mr. Fairbanks threw himself into the fight inbehalf of Harrison. A strong personal friendship sprung up between them, and similar to his friendship with Judge Gresham, which remained up to the time of the latter's death, when he was Secretary of State, the regard endured for many years. Before the St. Louis convention of 1896 Mr. Fairbanks took charge of the McKinley campaign in Indiana.
Beginning of His Political Career
His friends marked the end of his professional career and the commencement of his plitical career at this point.
Mr. Fairbanks returned from the St. Louis Convention easily the leader of the Republican organization in his State, and his friends immediately organized the State in behalf of his Senatorial candidacy. Mr. Fairbanks was nominated for United States Senator in the Repuiblican caucus, which followed in January, 1897, on the first ballot over a field of strong candidates, including W. R. McKeen, President of the Vandalia Railroad, and General Lew Wallace, the distinguished author and diplomat.
It was the third time his name had been before the party for the office in Indiana. The first time his name came up Governor Hovey was given the nomination. The party was in minority and Senator Daniel W. Voorhees, destined to be defeated six years later by Mr. Fairbanks, was elected. The second time Mr. Fairbanks's name was presented for the office he received the caucus nomination, but was defeated by Senator Turpie, the Legislature being Democratic.
However, he received the unanimous vote of his party in the Joint Assembly in 1897, which resulted in his election. He entered the United States Senate on March 4, 1897, the day marking the restoration to power of the Republican Party after four years of Democratic sway.
Roosevelt's Running Mate
In June, 1904, he was nominated for the Vice Presidency as Colonel Roosevelt's running mate. His Senatorial career had been colorless. He made no enemies and caused no party antagonism, and it was said of him that he never broke the "meditative repose" of the Senate of that day with fiery eloquence. But he was credited by many as having been responsible for the sound-money plank in the platform, upon which McKinley was elected President, and in the trying times before and during the Spanish-American war he had been a close adviser of the President.
In 1912, Mr. Fairbanks had charge of the platform making for the Republican party. In 1915 a movement started in Indiana to nominate him for the Presidency, and at the Republican convention of 1916 he was nominated for President by Representative W. R. Wood. On June 10, however, he got the Republican nomination for Vice President, Charles Evans Hughes having received the nomination for President. Mr. Fairbanks accepted the nomination and made his campaign as Mr. Hughes's running mate. He was defeated for the Vice Presidency by Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, the present incumbent.