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Robert Lansing
Lansing
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1864
Date of Death: 1928
Cause of Death: Natural Causes
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Author
Political Party: Democratic Party
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): Breakthroughs
Type of Appearance: Direct
Robert Lansing (October 17, 1864 - October 30, 1928) served in the position of Legal Advisor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I. From 1915 to 1920, Lansing served United States Secretary of State under President Woodrow Wilson. He negotiated the Lansing-Ishii Agreement with Japan in 1917 and was a member of the American Commission to Negotiate Peace at Paris in 1919.

Robert Lansing in Southern VictoryEdit

Robert Lansing was the Secretary of State for the United States under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1913 to 1921.

In his position, Lansing played a significant role in developing U.S. foreign policy after the Great War. This policy included the military occupation of defeated Canada, save the newly-created Republic of Quebec; the annexation of occupied territory from the defeated Confederate States, based on administration's view that the C.S. was granted sovereignty under duress; and generally harsh peace terms and reparations imposed upon the C.S.[1]

Lansing testified before the Transportation Committee of the House of Representatives. While his testimony was brutally honest about the Roosevelt Administration's policies, he was nonetheless harshly cross-examined by Committee member Flora Hamburger, the Socialist Representative from New York City. Lansing ultimately retreated from her grilling.[2]

Literary commentEdit

Lansing's appearance in a T. Roosevelt cabinet is ironic.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Breakthroughs, pg. 569, pb.
  2. Ibid, pgs. 570-571
Political offices
(OTL)
Preceded by
William Jennings Bryan
Secretary of State for the United States
1915-1920
Succeeded by
Bainbridge Colby
Political offices
(Southern Victory)
Preceded by
Unknown, last known was Hannibal Hamlin
Secretary of State for the United States
1913-1921
Succeeded by
Unknown

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