Charles Miner MacVeagh, Sr.

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Charles Miner MacVeagh, Sr.

Birthplace: West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: December 04, 1931 (71)
Immediate Family:

Son of Wayne MacVeagh, U.S. Attorney General and Letitia Miner MacVeagh
Husband of Fanny Davenport MacVeagh
Father of Rogers MacVeagh; Davenport Lincoln MacVeagh; Ewen Cameron MacVeagh; Charles Miner MacVeagh, Jr.; Francis Wayne MacVeagh and 2 others
Brother of Private
Half brother of Samuel MacVeagh and Private

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About Charles Miner MacVeagh, Sr.

Charles MacVeagh (June 6, 1860 – December 4, 1931) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as United States Ambassador to Japan from 1925 to 1928.

Early life

Charles MacVeagh was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1860. He was the son of Wayne MacVeagh, who was Attorney General of the United States in the administration of President James Garfield.

Undergraduate study at Harvard University led to an AB degree in 1881. He earned a law degree at Columbia University in 1883; and he was admitted to the New York State Bar.


McVeagh was general solicitor and assistant general counsel of the United States Steel Corporation from 1901-1925.

President Calvin Coolidge named him Ambassador to Japan. He was commissioned Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on September 24, 1925 during a recess of the Senate. He was recommissioned after his confirmation by the Senate on December 17, 1925. Ambassador MacVeagh presented his credentials to the Japanese government on December 9, 1925 and served until December 6, 1928.

After his return from Tokyo, he returned to the law in the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City.

Charles MacVeagh was the father of Lincoln MacVeagh, who served as United States ambassador to several nations under Presidents Roosevelt and Truman.

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Charles Miner MacVeagh, Sr.'s Timeline

June 6, 1860
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 23, 1888
Age 28
Narragansett, Washington County, RI, United States
October 1, 1890
Age 30
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
March 7, 1895
Age 34
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, United States
December 15, 1896
Age 36
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
December 15, 1896
Age 36
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, United States
December 7, 1901
Age 41
New York, New York, United States
December 4, 1931
Age 71