1922 Encyclopædia Britannica/Choate, Joseph Hodges
CHOATE, JOSEPH HODGES (1832-1917), American lawyer and diplomat (see 6.258), died in New York May 14 1917. Upon the outbreak of the World War he ardently supported the cause of the Allies. He severely criticized President Wilson's hesitation to recommend America's immediate cooperation, but shortly before his death retracted his criticism. He was chairman of the mayor's committee in New York for entertaining the British and French commissions in 1917. His death was hastened by the physical strain of his constant activities in this connexion. Among his last works were Abraham Lincoln and Other Addresses in England (1910) and American Addresses (1911).