Finding aid for the Rufus Spalding Day, Jr. Family Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Spalding, Rufus Day Jr. Family
Title: Rufus Spalding Day, Jr. Family Papers
Dates: 1790-1983
Extent: 0.80 linear feet (2 containers)
Abstract: Rufus Spalding Day, Jr. was a noted Cleveland, Ohio, attorney. A partner of the law firm Squire, Sanders, & Dempsey, he was also an assistant attorney general for Ohio, and was active in many legal and other organizations. He was descended from a family which included several noted lawyers and judges. His father, Rufus S. Day Sr., and his uncle, Luther Day, were founders of the Cleveland law firm Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue. Another uncle, William Day, was a federal judge, and a great uncle, Robert H. Day, served on the Ohio Supreme Court. His grandfather, William Rufus Day, was a justice of the United States Supreme Court. William Rufus Day was born in Ravenna, Ohio, attended the University of Michigan, was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1872, and practiced law in Canton, Ohio. He served as judge of the Court of Common Pleas 1886-1890 and was appointed assistant Secretary of State in 1897. As Secretary of State in the cabinet of President William A. McKinley, he negotiated the treaty that ended the Spanish-American War. He served as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court 1903-1922. The collection consists of correspondence, invitations, a diary, an account book, a scrapbook, biographical sketches, a notebook, articles, writings, addresses, obituaries, publications, and certificates. Most of the material relates to William Rufus Day.
MS Number MS 4672
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English