Henry M. Pindell
|Born||December 23, 1860|
St. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 1924 (aged 63)|
Leelanau County, Michigan, U.S.
He was nominated by President of the United States Woodrow Wilson to serve as United States Ambassador to Russia, and confirmed by the United States Senate. Pindell withdrew himself from consideration after alleged private corresponsence between Pindell and U.S. Senator J. Hamilton Lewis was leaked to the press.
Pindell graduated from DePaul University in 1884. After graduation from college, Pindell began working as the city editor of the Wabash Times. Next, he joined the editorial staff of the Chicago Tribune. He later worked as the city editor of the Illinois State Register in Springfield, Illinois.
Through his role as the owner of a variety of newspapers, Pindell became highly influential politically. In 1912, he became a state leader of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Campaign. Pindell became a close friend and confidante of Wilson. Pindell was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908 and 1912.