Frank Polk


Frank Polk

Frank Lyon Polk (September 13, 1871 — February 7, 1943) was a prominent lawyer and a name partner of the law firm today known as Davis Polk & Wardwell. He graduated from Yale College [ [http://www.smokershistory.com/IHR.htm#Frank_L._Polk Frank_L._Polk] ] (B.A., 1894) and Columbia University Law School [ [http://www.smokershistory.com/IHR.htm#Frank_L._Polk Frank_L._Polk] ] (LL.D., 1897). He was a member of Scroll and Key Society. Frank Polk served on a variety of New York City boards and commissions. He served in the United States Department of State as Counselor (1915–1919), Acting Secretary of State (1920), and Under Secretary of State (1919–1920). Polk headed the American Commission to Negotiate Peace (1919) and managed the 1924 Democratic presidential convention campaign of John W. Davis, another name partner of the firm.

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* [http://www.library.yale.edu/un/house/colldesc.htm#polk Frank Lyon Polk Papers, 1883–1942]
* [http://www.fundinguniverse.com/company-histories/Davis-Polk-amp;-Wardwell-Company-History.html Davis Polk & Wardwell]


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