Robert Lansing ( born October 17, 1864 , Watertown , NY - October 30, 1928 , New York ) is an American lawyer and statesman who served as Secretary of State for the United States from 1915-1920 on President Woodrow Wilson’s administration .
|The president||Woodrow wilson|
|Birth||October 17, 1864 |
Watertown , New York , USA
|Death||October 30, 1928 (64 years old)|
New York , New York , USA
|Burial place||Brookside Cemetery (Watertown, NY)|
|The consignment||US Democratic Party|
In 1886 he graduated from Amherst College . He practiced law at Watertown. In 1890 he married Eleanor Foster. As a specialist in international law, he participated in several international arbitrations between the United States and the British Empire on the issue of whaling in the Bering Sea , the borders of Alaska , and fishing in the North Atlantic , which were mediated by Russia.
In the years 1915-1920 he served as US Secretary of State . In 1917, he made a deal to buy the Danish West Indies . In November 1917, he signed the Lansing-Ishii agreement , under which the United States recognized "the presence of special interests of Japan in China." In exchange for this, Japan recognized the American open door policy .
Considering that a German victory in the First World War of 1914-1918 would threaten the interests of the United States, he advocated benevolent neutrality towards the Entente , and then for the direct participation of the United States in the war against Germany.
In 1919, he led the American delegation at the Paris Peace Conference .