Creator

Date Original

1900-1955

Description

The Robert E. Jeffery, Jr. papers contain correspondence, biographical information, and photographs of Robert E. Jeffery, Jr.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Emmett Jeffery, Jr. was born January 30, 1875, in Mount Olive, Arkansas, to Dr. Robert Emmett Jeffery, Sr. and Mary Carson. His grandfather, Miles Jeffery, served in the Arkansas House of Representatives between 1856 and 1859. His great grandfather, Jehoiada Jeffery, and great uncle, Daniel Jeffery, served in the Arkansas House of Representatives in the 1840s. His brother, Forrest Jeffery, served as Independence County Judge in the 1950s. Robert Emmett Jeffery, Jr. started his career as a lawyer, being admitted to the Arkansas Bar in Mountain View in 1900. He went on to establish a law practice in Newport, Arkansas, and later became a prosecuting attorney in 1906, and later as a circuit judge in 1910 under the third circuit. In 1915 he was appointed to become a foreign minister to Uruguay under President Woodrow Wilson. His official title was Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. He married Nita Hoos of Heber Springs, Arkansas, on March 17, 1915, and had two sons, Robert Emmett Jeffery, III, and Jerry Jeffery. He died May 19, 1935.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MS.001026

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Robert E. Jeffery, Jr. papers, MS.001026

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Robert E. Jeffery, Jr. papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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