FAIRBANKS, Charles Warren, Ameri can lawyer and statesman: b. near Unionville Centre, Union County, Ohio, 11 May 1852; d. Indianapolis, Ind., 3 June 1918. His father was a Verrnonter and was one of the early pioneers who settled in the West in the middle, 30's and helped to hew out of the wilderness the great Buckeye State. The son's earliest life was spent in toil on the farm. He attended the pub lic school in the neighborhood until his 15th year, when he entered the senior preparatory department of the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, Ohio, where he was graduated in 1872. After leaving the university he went to Pitts burgh, Pa., as Associated Press agent, mean while studying law. He was later transferred to the Associated Press at Cleveland, Ohio, where he continued his legal studies in the Cleveland Law School, until he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio in 1874, and in the same year removed to Indianapolis, Ind., where he began the practice of his profession. He took an active interest in politics but sought no public office until he was elected to the United States Senate in 1897. He was chairman of the Indiana State conventions in 1892, 1898 and 1914. In 1895 he had the unanimous complimentary vote of his party, which was in the minority, for the United States Senate. He was elected to the United States Senate 30 Jan. 1897, and at the expiration of his term was re-elected but resigned 4 March 1905 to qualify as Vice-Pres ident of the United States, to which office he was elected on the ticket with Theodore Roose velt in 1904. He was a delegate-at-large to the Republican National Convention at Saint Louis in 1896 and was temporary chairman of the convention; a delegate-at-large to the Republi can National Convention at Philadelphia in 1900 and was chairman of the Committee on Resolutions ; a delegate-at-large to the Republi can National Convention at Chicago in 1904 and was chairman of the delegation ; a delegate at-large to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1912 and was chairman of the Committee on Resolutions. He was appointed
by President McKinley a member of the United States and British Joint High Commission which met in Quebec in 1898 for the adjustment of the Alaskan, the Fur Seal and other ques tions growing out of our relations with Can ada; he was chairman of the American commis sioners. By appointment of President Roose velt he represented the United States at the Tercentennary Celebration at Quebec in 1908. He was a candidate for the Republican nomi nation for President in 1908. At the close of his term as Vice-President in company with Mrs. Fairbanks he made a tour around the world. At the Republican National Conven tion at Chicago in June 1916 he was nominated for Vice-President of the United States on the ticket with Charles E. Hughes. He has re ceived the degree of LL.D. from Baker Univer sity, Ohio State University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Northwestern University. He was a member of the board of trustees of the Ohio Wesleyan, DePauw and American uni versities and president of the Methodist Hos pital of Indiana and the Indiana Forestry Asso ciation. He was a member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.