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Cutting, Bronson Murraylocked

(23 June 1888–06 May 1935)
  • Richard Lowitt

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Cutting, Bronson Murray (23 June 1888–06 May 1935), U.S. senator, was born at “Westbrook,” the family estate, in Oakdale, Long Island, New York, the son of William Bayard Cutting, a director of several railroads, and Olivia Murray. Both his father and his uncle Robert Fulton Cutting were active in philanthropic and civic affairs in New York City. Cutting was educated at Groton, where he was an outstanding student, and at Harvard. Owing to illness, he was unable to graduate as a member of the class of 1910. Tuberculosis, which had claimed the life of his brother, William Bayard, led him to Sante Fe, New Mexico. As his health improved, Cutting became interested in public affairs just as New Mexico, after a long territorial period, entered the Union in January 1912. In this same year, Cutting purchased the ...

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