Copyright 1999. Esther Katz. All rights reserved.
Lawyer. Married Isabel Stiles. Appointed United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson
. Known for pursuit of German spies, violators of neutrality acts and conspirators, which resulted over 100 indictments in the years 1913-1915. Responsible for prosecuting Margaret Sanger for publishing The Woman Rebel
, and for decision to enter nolle prosequi
in 1916. Left post in May 1917 to head a committee to survey the government's aeronautical program. Then joined private New York law firm of Marshall, Miller, Auchincloss and Parker until his death.