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Strawn, Silas Hardy, 1866-1946


Silas Hardy Strawn was a prominent Chicago lawyer and one of the name partners at the law firm of Winston & Strawn. He was also the president of the American Bar Association, and president of the United States Chamber of Commerce during the early years of the Great Depression (in which capacity he supported the policies of Herbert Hoover and was a noted opponent of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.) Strawn was chairman of the Board of Directors of Montgomery Ward for a number of years, and served as a trustee of Northwestern University from 1930 until his death.

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Silas H. Strawn Papers

Identifier: MS20
Abstract This collection contains letters, memoranda, speeches, reports and correspondence of Silas Strawn (1866-1946) from 1924-1927 related to U.S.-China relations.
Dates: 1924-1927