Jusserand, Jules Jean

1925 photo signed by the great French diplomat, Ambassador to the US 1902-25, 1st recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History in 1926

Price: $30.00

Description:
(1855-1932) French author and diplomat, Ambassador to the US 1902-25, friend of Theodore Roosevelt. 1st recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in History for his "With Americans of Past and Present Days" (1916). He entered the diplomatic service in 1876, becoming consul in London in 1878. After an interval in Tunis (Tunisia then a French protectorate), he returned to London in 1887 as a member of the French Embassy. In 1890, Jusserand became French minister at Copenhagen and, in 1902, was transferred to Washington where he remained until 1925 during the administrations of Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He was a close friend and confidant of Roosevelt. In 1919 he was involved with the Treaty of Versailles. A pink granite bench in Washington's Rock Creek Park honoring Jusserand was dedicated 7 November 1936, the 1st memorial erected on Federal property to a foreign diplomat. He was a student of English literature who produced several books in French and in English on English literature, theater and history. ISP, right profile 6 x 4 1/4 bust portrait while French Ambassador to the US, on 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 brown mount, inscribed on the bottom of the mount in English to renowned collector Rev. Cornelius Greenway "a veteran of the Great War/with all good wishes" signed "Jusserand", Jan. 1925. With 1932 newspaper obituary. Cornelius Greenway (1896-1968) immigrated to the US from Holland in 1914. During WW I, served with US Army in France, received Purple Heart and Service Medal. Tufts University BA 1925 and STB 1928. Started collecting autographs, including photographs, in the mid-1920ís. Ordained Universalist minister 1926, served parishes in Taunton and Boston, Mass. Pastor of All Souls Church in Brooklyn, New York 1929-65, affiliated with National Association of Congregational Christian Churches 1961.

Condition: Very good, very slight wear, mount remnants on verso
Type:Photograph






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