Statement Regarding Senator Augustus O. Bacon's Death




Woodrow Wilson releases a statement regarding Senator Augustus O. Bacon's death.


Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia


Statement issued by Mr. Wilson upon the death of Senator Bacon, February 14, 1914, copied from the New York Times, February 15.“

All who knew Senator Bacon will sincerely deplore his death. It deprives the Senate of one of its oldest and most experienced members, a man who held with something like reverence to the traditions of the great body of which he was so long a part and who sought in all that he did to maintain its standards of statesmanship and service. The great State of Georgia will greatly miss her distinguished son and servant. My own association with him had been of the most cordial, and to me, helpful sort. I particularly profited by his experience in foreign affairs.”

Original Format





Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Statement Regarding Senator Augustus O. Bacon's Death,” 1914 February 14, WWP18353, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.