Curtis Guild Jr.

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Curtis Guild Jr. (February 2, 1860 – April 6, 1915) was an American journalist, soldier, diplomat and politician from Massachusetts. He was the 43rd Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1906 to 1909. Prior to his election as governor, Guild served in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, seeing active duty in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. He was publisher of the Boston Commercial Bulletin, a trade publication started by his father.

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Curtis Guild Jr.
c. 1905 portrait photograph by John Garo
United States Ambassador to Russia
In office
August 17, 1911  April 24, 1913
PresidentWilliam Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Preceded byWilliam Woodville Rockhill
Succeeded byGeorge T. Marye
43rd Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 4, 1906  January 7, 1909
LieutenantEben Sumner Draper
Preceded byWilliam L. Douglas
Succeeded byEben Sumner Draper
39th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
In office
January 8, 1903  January 4, 1906
GovernorJohn L. Bates
William L. Douglas
Preceded byJohn L. Bates
Succeeded byEben Sumner Draper
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1860-02-02)February 2, 1860
Boston, Massachusetts
DiedApril 6, 1915(1915-04-06) (aged 55)
Boston, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican

Educated at Harvard, where he became a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, Guild was like Roosevelt, a progressive Republican, active in the party organization from 1881. During his tenure as governor, a number of social, labor, and government reforms were enacted. After leaving that office, he was considered a potential candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1908, and served for two years as United States Ambassador to Russia.