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James Bryce

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Title: James Bryce  
Author: Government Printing Office
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Economic & political studies
Collections: Government Library Collection, Government Printing Office
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Excerpt: Sir William Reid Dick executed this bust of Lord James Bryce guished himself in history, law, politics, around 1922 for presentation to the American people. The bustand diplomacy. For more than 20 years he had been commissioned by officials of the Sulgrave Institutiontaught civil law at Oxford University, and from 1880 to 1907 he was a Liberal Party in London to honor their former member. The Sulgrave- member of Britain’s House of Commons. composed of prominent men from Great Britain, Canada, andBryce served in the last cabinet of Prime Minister William Gladstone and was chief the United States-promoted friendly relations among the three countries. secretary for Ireland under Prime Minister In 1922 a Sulgrave official indicated by letter to Senator James Henry Campbell-Bannerman. James Bryce Wadsworth of New York that a delegation headed by Sir Charles Cheersbecame British ambassador to the United States in 1907. He had visited the country Wakefield, former lord mayor of London, would soon visit America. The many times before and was the author of delegation, he wrote, would be “presenting to the American people and The American Commonwealth (1888), an unveiling statues of Edmund Burke, the Elder Pitt, and two busts of Lordanalysis of American political institutions. During his six years as ambassador to Bryce.” Both Bryce busts were by Dick, who was considered “the most the United States, Bryce became popular eminent of the British sculptors.” One of the busts was to be unveiled with the public as well as with official in Trinity Church in New York City. The institution desired to place theWashington. When he retired in 1913 from his diplomatic service, Britain awarded him other bust of Bryce in Washington, D.C., on the Senate side of the U.S. the title of viscount and appointed him Capitol. The Joint Committee on the Library authorized acceptance of representative to the Hague Tribunal, a the bronze bust of James Bryce in August 1922, following a poll of its court that arbitrates international disputes. members by the committee chairman, Senator Frank B. Brandegee of Following World War I, Bryce worked to establish the League of Nations. His final Connecticut. The bust was officially unveiled in the Senate wing of the published work, Modern Democracies Capitol at ceremonies held that October.

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