: A native of Urbana, Ohio, Brand Whitlock (1869-1934) served four terms as mayor of Toledo, from 1905 to 1913, and was a strong supporter of his predecessor, Samuel "Golden Rule" Jones. He was then appointed by President Wilson as the United States ambassador to Belgium. He became known as "Le Ministre Protecteur" because of his appeals to Germany in the early days of World War I on behalf of those condemned to prison or death. Whitlock died in Cannes, France, in 1934. By the time of his death, he had written a total of eighteen books, including his autobiography, "Forty Years of It", published in 1914, and "Belgium: A Personal Narrative" in 1919.
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: Urbana (Ohio); Ohio History--State and Local Government; Toledo (Ohio); Portrait photography Places
: Urbana (Ohio); Champaign County (Ohio); Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)