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Curtis Guild Redpath HON. CURTIS GUILD, JR. THREE TIMES GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS PEOPLE nowadays demand from public men on the lecture platform something more than mere oratory, great as that ora- tory may be. A record of achievement in public office and places of public trust, a record unmistakably known by every- one, creates the atmosphere most conducive to a lasting im- pression of any lecture. This is why people flock to hear Ex-Gov. Folk, Judge Ben Lindsey, Ex-Gov. Hoch, Hon. Francis J. Heney, Hon. Victor Murdock and many others. In presenting Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr., to the public as a new star in the Redpath firmament, following the Redpath precedent, we are presenting not only an orator but a man of great and noble achievement. First serving as lieutenant governor of Massachusetts, he was subsequently elected three times to the office of governor. He has represented the United States on at least one notable occasion on foreign soil and has participated as the leading speaker at several world famous events. CONCISE DATA ABOUT CURTIS GUILD, JR. BORN— Boston, Mass., February 2, 1860. EDUCA TION— Chauncy Hall School, Boston. Harvard University. SOCIETIES — Freemason Thirty-third degree. Knights of Pythias. Naval and Military Order Spanish American War. Spanish War Veterans. Order of Foreign Wars. Union Veterans Union (Honorary.) Mayflower Society. Order of Colonial Wars. Sons of the American Revolution. Phi Beta Kappa. American Forestry Association (President.) Na¬tional Child Labor Committee, etc., etc. RELIGION— Unitarian. Prudential Committee Arlington Street Church. American Unitarian Association. Young Men's Christian Union. BUSINESS— Printer and Publisher. Owner Boston Commercial Bulletin. Presi¬dent Anchor Linotype Printing Company. CIVIL OFFICES — Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (three terms.) Gov¬ernor of Massachusetts (three terms.) MILITARY RANK— Lieutenant Colonel (United States Volunteers) and Inspector General Seventh Army Corps (1898-99.) Inspector General Province of Havana (1899.) Major General (Massachusetts Volunteer Militia) Retired. UNIVERSITY DEGREES—A. B. Sum-ma cum laude, Harvard 1881. Honoris Causa. LL. D. Holy Cross 1906. LL. D. Williams 1908. S. T. D. Geneva (Switzerland) 1909. FOREIGN DECORATION— Grand Of¬ficer of the Crown of Italy, 1908, for pro¬motion of Humanitarian Legislation. SPECIAL AMBASSADOR to Mexico on occasion of 100th Anniversary of Mexican Independence. HON. CURTIS GUILD, JR. THREE TIMES GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS A PARTIAL LIST OF LAWS ENACTED DURING GOV. GUILD'S ADMINISTRATION The following is a partial list of new laws including only measures originating with Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr., or in a large measure promoted by him while Governor of Massachusetts. A statute to prevent tampering with juries. A statute to prevent divorce by col¬lusion. Statutes enforcing medical inspec¬tion of all public schools. A statute prohibiting the sale of poisonous patent medicines. A statute enforcing medical inspec¬tion of factories. Statutes providing State care for all afflicted with tuberculosis. A statute providing more complete care for feeble-minded children. A statute putting telephones and tele¬graphs under State control. A statute prohibiting special charters for street railways. A statute permitting trolley lines to do an express business. Statutes enforcing more rigid inspec¬tion of trust companies and sav¬ings banks. Statutes abolishing illegitimate sav¬ings banks. A statute abolishing bucket shops. A statute providing for a direct in¬heritance tax and the detection of tax dodgers. A statute providing for savings bank insurance. A statute opening factories and shops to truant officers, for the detection of children illegally at work. A statute providing imprisonment for forgers of children's age certi¬ficates for labor. A statute prohibiting night work for women and children. A statute adopting the eight hour system. A statute demanding one day's rest in seven. A statute enforcing the keeping of medical supplies and surgical im¬plements in factories. A statute providing for free employ¬ment bureaus. Statutes for the prevention of forest fires. A statute for State forests on waste lands. Statutes (the eleven o'clock law, the abutters' law, the hotel law, the screen law, the apothecaries' law, the distillers' law, the pony express law) intended to remove inconsist¬encies and inequalities and permit a more effective and honest control of the sale of alcoholic beverages. A statute establishing a tax on auto¬mobiles to be used in building highways. A statute establishing State control of weights and measures. A statute establishing the flag of the Commonwealth. HON. CURTIS GUILD, JR. THREE TIMES GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTS As especial ambassador from the United States to the Mexican Republic, Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr. gave an address on the occasion of the Hundredth Anniversary of Mexican Independence, at a public banquet given in Mexico, to the officers of the j Mexican Republic in the name of the United States. At Grant's tomb in New York City on Memorial Day, 1907, Gov. Guild was the orator of the day, and on the same day at The Hall of Fame, New York University, he delivered an address on "The Author and the Teacher." At Geneva University, July 19, 1909, on invitation from the Swiss Government and University, Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr. was the speaker on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Foundation, and the 400th anniversary of the birth of Calvin. While Governor of Massachusetts, Curtis Guild, Jr. prevented the monopoly of all steam and trolley transportation in Massachusetts. Cheaper gas, cheaper electricity and cheaper telephone service, all came during his administration. No creed or race line was recognized by him in his appointments. The Archbishop of Boston, at the Catholic Centennial, thanked him from the altar steps for a liberality that had known no line of creed in the recognition of public service. The President of the United States at the dedication of the monument at Provincetown, publicly thanked Hon. Curtis Guild, Jr. for his services and declared the medical reforms achieved in his administration worthy of adoption by the United States. __________________ The King of Italy conferred upon him the high decoration of Grand Official in the Order of the Crown of Italy. Mr. Guild served in the Spanish War. He had been Inspector General of the 7th Army Corps, and Inspector General of the Province of Havana and had been commended in general orders and thanked by the President in the presence of his Cabinet. He was offered three positions in the National Government and a com¬mission in the regular army. These he at that time was unable to accept. Redpath-Slayton Boston, New York, Chicago, Cedar Rapids, Columbus, Kansas City, Denver, Butte, Portland Redpath-White, 100 Boylston St., K. M. White, MGR. Boston, MASS. Redpath-Brockway, 6101 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA.
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|Personal Name Subject||Guild, Curtis|
|Digital Collection||Traveling Culture: Circuit Chautauqua in the Twentieth Century|
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