Bellamy Storer (1847–1922)
|United States Ambassador to Austria|
January 3, 1903 – February 8, 1906
|Preceded by||Robert S. McCormick|
|Succeeded by||Charles S. Francis|
|United States Minister to Spain|
June 16, 1899 – December 10, 1902
|Preceded by||Stewart L. Woodford|
|Succeeded by||Arthur Sherburne Hardy|
|United States Minister to Belgium|
July 21, 1897 – May 31, 1899
|Preceded by||James S. Ewing|
|Succeeded by||Lawrence Townsend|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 1st district
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
|Preceded by||Benjamin Butterworth|
|Succeeded by||Charles Phelps Taft|
August 28, 1847|
November 12, 1922 (aged 75)|
|Resting place||Le Cimetiere Neuf, Marvejols, France|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Longworth Nichols Storer|
Cincinnati Law School
Storer was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Bellamy Storer (1796–1875) and uncle of Nicholas Longworth. Storer attended the common schools in Cincinnati and Dixwell's private Latin school, Boston, Massachusetts. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1867 and from the law school of Cincinnati College (now University of Cincinnati College of Law) in 1869.
Storer's wife, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, was the founder of Rookwood Pottery located in Cincinnati, Ohio. They married in 1886. Her Cincinnati connections were a great boost to Storer's standing in the city.
Storer was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1894, but resumed the practice of law. He was Assistant Secretary of State in 1897.
Storer promoted William McKinley in his campaigns for governor of Ohio and president of the United States. This service was remembered in McKinley's assignment of him to be Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Belgium from May 4, 1897, to April 11, 1899. He was later assumed the same post for Spain from April 12, 1899, to September 26, 1902. His friend Theodore Roosevelt then assigned him as the ambassador to Austria-Hungary from 1903 to March 1906.
Although Roosevelt asked Storer to intervene with the Pope regarding a cardinalate for John Ireland, Roosevelt later had second thoughts, and Storer's activity on Ireland's behalf led to his dismissal from the Austria-Hungary post. Storer converted to Roman Catholicism from Episcopal Church in 1896.
- Media related to Bellamy Storer (1847-1922) at Wikimedia Commons
- United States Congress. "Bellamy Storer (id: S000970)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Storer, Bellamy (diplomat)". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
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