Biographical Chronology

FBS=Francis B. Sayre

1909 FBS graduates from Williams College.
1912 FBS receives law degree from Harvard Law School.
1912 FBS works with Dr. Wilfred Grenfell (WC '09) at his mission in Labrador, New Foundland.
1913 FBS works as an assistant district attorney in New York.
1913 FBS marries Jessie Wilson, daughter of President Woodrow Wilson, in November. The wedding takes place at the White House.
1914 FBS begins work as Assistant to the President of Williams College.
1915 Francis Sayre Jr. is born in the White House in January.
1916 FBS creates a course in international law which if funded by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. FBS teaches the course for two years.
1916 Eleanor Sayre is born in March.
1917 FBS leaves Williams in June to serve in the war effort. FBS works briefly with the YMCA in France. FBS accepts a teaching position at Harvard Law School.
1919 Woodrow Wilson Sayre is born.
1923 FBS is asked to serve as Advisor in Foreign Affairs to the King of Siam.
1925 FBS is appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Siam.
1932 FBS returns to Harvard to direct the Harvard Institute of Criminal Law.
1933 Jessie Sayre dies suddenly.
1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt appoints FBS as Assistant Secretary of State.
1937 FBS marries Elizabeth Evans Graves.
1937 Williams College gives FBS an honorary degree.
1939 FBS serves as High Commissioner to the Philippines.
1947 FBS is appointed as U.S. representative to the United Nations Trusteeship Council and serves as president.
1952 FBS retires from public service, returns to the Far East and serves as President of the House of Deputies of the Episcopal Church of America in Japan.
1972 FBS dies on March 29, 1972.

Francis B. Sayre (1885-1972)
Papers, 1914-1917.

Woodrow Wilson, Francis & Francis, Jr.

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