FAMILY HISTORY

GEORGE vonLENGERKE MEYER -- father

Born:Boston, Massachusetts, June 24, 1858
Died:Boston, Massachusetts, March 9, 1918

1900-1905AMBASSADOR TO ITALY
Appointed by President William McKinley Senate confirmed, December 14, 1900

1905-1907AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA
Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. Senate confirmed, March 8, 1905

1907-1909POSTMASTER GENERAL
Served in President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt's Cabinet

1909-1913SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
Served in President William Howard Taft's Cabinet

1913-1918FINAL YEARS
Director, Merchants National Bank of Boston Board of Overseer, Harvard College

At the death of Mr. Meyer, President Roosevelt wrote to Mrs. Meyer:
"He was as loyal and devoted a friend as ever lived;
he possessed that fine courage and fearless uprightness of character which mark only the few
among all whom we meet on our way through life; and he was a singularly
useful public servant. I prized his friendship greatly."

GEORGE vonLENGERKE MEYER II - - son
WORLD WAR I -- CAPTAIN, U. S. NAVY

GEORGE vonLENGERKE MEYER III - - grandson
WORLD WAR II-- DIED, S. S. BARTON, U. S. NAVY

JOHN F. SWEENEY. JR. - - great grandson
CAPTAIN U. S. ARMY - - GREEN BERET, SPECIAL FORCES, U. S. ARMY
JOINT SERVICES COMMENDATION MEDAL