Lindley Miller Garrison

LINDLEY MILLER GARRISON was born in Camden, New Jersey, on 28 November 1864; attended public schools and the Protestant Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; studied at Phillips Exeter Academy for one year before attending Harvard University as a special student, 1884–1885; studied law in the office of Redding, Jones & Carson of Philadelphia; received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was admitted to the bar, 1886; practiced law in Camden, 1888–1898; became a partner in the firm of Garrison, McManus & Enright in Jersey City, 1899; married Margaret Hildeburn, 1900; served as vice-chancellor of New Jersey, 1904–1913, where he came to Governor Woodrow Wilson’s notice; served as Secretary of War, 5 March 1913–10 February 1916; directed his efforts towards military preparedness against the background of developing war in Europe and unrest along the Mexican border, proposing a federal reserve force to back up the regular Army; resigned because of differences with President Wilson over military policy; returned to the practice of law in the firm of Hornblower, Miller & Garrison; was appointed receiver of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company, December 1918, serving to the end of the receivership in June 1923; died in Seabright, New Jersey, on 19 October 1932.

The Artist

Emil Fuchs (1866–1929), painter and sculptor, was born in Vienna, Austria, and studied at the Imperial Academy of Fine Arts there before going on to study in Berlin. He later taught at the Royal Academy in London and at Paris, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, and Rome before emigrating to the United States in 1905. In 1924 he became a naturalized citizen, and a year later published a memoir, With Pencil, Brush and Chisel: The Life of an Artist. Fuchs exhibited at the National Academy of Design in New York, where he made his home, and is represented in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum and Public Library there, as well as in the Library of Congress.


Portrait, Lindley Miller Garrison

Wilson Administration
By Emil Fuchs
Oil on canvas, 41¼" x 34½", 1917

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