|43rd United States Secretary of State|
March 23, 1920 â€“ March 4, 1921
|Preceded by||Robert Lansing|
|Succeeded by||Charles Evans Hughes|
|Member of the New York State Assembly
from the New York County, 29th district
January 1, 1902 â€“ December 31, 1902
|Preceded by||Hal Bell|
|Succeeded by||George B. Clark|
December 22, 1869|
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||April 11, 1950
Bemus Point, New York, U.S.
|Political party||Republican until 1912 then National Progressive Party |
|Alma mater||Williams College
Columbia Law School
New York Law School
But we must not, if we are loyal, disperse our energies in a partisan warfare that is waged without regard to its consequences to the well being, security, or honor of the country.
And one cannot discharge the duty of loyalty without the patient and an open minded study of the institution that marked the country and defined its character.
Like pictures, men should be judged by their merits and not by their defects.
The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship.
Loyalty will not permit envy, hate, and uncharitableness to creep into our public thinking.
An intelligent and conscientious opposition is a part of loyalty to country.
That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.
Thus, only in a hopeful and confident temper, in a proud and constructive spirit, will we rescue the present and safeguard the future of our beloved country.
It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain the men who have been placed in position of difficulty, burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country.