Roy Owen West (October 27, 1868 - November 29, 1958) was the Chicago politician, and the graduate of the DePauw University in 1890, and was served as to U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1928 until 1929, with the President Calvin Coolidge's cabinet.
He was born in Georgetown, Illinois on October 27, 1868, to son of Pleasant Owen West and the former of Helen Anna Yapp. He graduated from the DePauw University and was the admitted to the Illinois bar in 1890. West was served to as assistant attorney for the Cook County, Illinois, and then it was a city attorney for the Chicago.
In 1898, he was elected to the Chicago Board of Review. That year the same later, West married Louisa Augustus on June 11; he has no children. She died on November 4, 1901, and then married of the second wife, Louise McWilliams on June 11, 1904. They we're had two children:
Owen Augustus West (b. 1901 - d. 1979),
Helen West (b. 1901),
Mean while, he serving in these the posts, of formed a close political alliance with future the Governor of Illinois Charles S. Deneen. West was to served as the Secretary to the G.O.P National Committee from 1924 until 1928.
President Coolidge was to appointed by United States Secretary of the Interior from 1928 until before his Hoover inauguration in 1929, but after his cabinet service, West returned to Illinois. He was a member of the National Methodist Board of Education from 1936 to 1940. During World War II, West worked as a federal hearing officer for conscientious objector cases.
He died on November 29, 1958, at age 90, in Chicago, Illinois. He was buried at the Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to his death, West was to lasting from during of his surviving the Coolidge cabinet.
The library at the DePauw University it was named for Mr. West.
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