Henry Dwight Sedgwick

Henry Dwight Sedgwick

Henry Dwight Sedgwick

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Henry Dwight Sedgwick III (1861–1957) was an American lawyer and author.


Henry Dwight Sedgwick was born September 24, 1861 at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, second child of Henry Dwight Sedgwick II (1785–1831) and Henrietta Ellery (Sedgwick). On his paternal grandmother's side he was part of the New England Dwight family.His paternal grandfather was Theodore Sedgwick (1746–1813).He graduated from Harvard College in 1882, he then studied law in Boston until 1884. Admitted to the bar in 1884, he practiced law in New York City from 1885 to 1898. He married Sarah Minturn, daughter of Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr. (part owner of the Flying Cloud clipper ship) and Susanna (Shaw) Minturn of New York City, in 1895 (Susanna was the sister of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw). He was widowed in 1919, and did not remarry until 1953, when he married Gabriella May Ladd, a young lady in her forties. The full front page of the Boston Herald pictured them walking down the aisle on May 18, 1953. She had never been married before, nor did she ever marry again. He was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and was elected in 1893 as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, whose members were chosen from the National Institute; they have since become one entity. He also was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Boston) and the Massachusetts Historical Society.

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