Webb was born at Tarrytown, New York, the son of General James Watson Webb. He graduated from Yale in 1876 and later received a law degree from that institution. After practicing law for five years he became the music librarian of the Metropolitan Opera Company. With the outbreak of the Spanish-American War, he was commissioned a colonel and served with distinction. He was appointed secretary to the American legation at St. Petersburg, Russia, after the war.
Gift of the Estate of Colonel G. Creighton Webb
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