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George Gray

Gray, George, 1840–1925, American jurist, b. New Castle, Del. A lawyer, he was (1879–85) attorney general of Delaware and (1885–99) a Democratic senator. Gray often served (1898–1916) on international commissions to arbitrate differences between the United States and other countries. He was instrumental in drawing up the treaty that ended the Spanish-American War, in negotiating a settlement of the dispute over N Atlantic fisheries, and in calming trouble with Mexico (1916). He also served (1900–1920) on the Hague Tribunal. In 1902, as chairman of a presidential arbitration commission, Gray settled the anthracite coal strike.

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