White, Henry

1920 TLS from the first US career diplomat, Commissioner to WW I Paris Peace Conference, to diplomat Joseph Grew, later Ambassador to Japan at start of WW II

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(1850–1927) American diplomat, considered the first American career diplomat. Entered foreign service as secretary (1883–84) of US legation in Vienna, served (1884–93) with embassy at London, and in 1896 McKinley appointed him secretary of the embassy. Named Ambassador to Italy (1905–7) and France (1907–9). Led US delegation to the 1906 Algeciras Conference and helped in settlement of the Moroccan Crisis between Germany and France. Special emissary to Chile 1910 and, in 1918, was appointed a commissioner to the Paris Peace Conference by President Wilson. TLS on "1229 Nineteenth Street/Washington" letterhead, 2pp (sep. leaves), May 11 1920, to Joe Grew, congratulating him on his promotion as Minister to Denmark “perhaps still more because of the further precedent thereby established, for the promotion of [foreign] service men to important European missions.” White will ardently advocate with “the new ‘powers that be’ your retention” when a new administration comes in a year (quite prophetic). White mentions other mutual colleagues with new important diplomatic-related posiitons, mentioning Peter Jay and Hugh Gibson. JOSEPH C. GREW (1880-1965) Entered diplomatic service in 1904, Chief of Division of Western European Affairs 1918. Minister to Denmark 1920, Switzerland 1921. As Under Secretary of State 1924, he supervised establishment of the new Foreign Service. Ambassador to Turkey 1927–32 , Ambassador to Japan 1932 until after attack on Pearl Harbor. Special Assistant to Secretary of State Hull 1942–44, again Under Secretary of State 1944–45. Acting Secretary of State for most of late Jan. 1945-early Aug. 1945.

Condition: Very good, rusted paper clip stain remnants at top of both leaves
Type:Letter






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