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Joseph Grew

Joseph GrewAKA Joseph Clark Grew

Born: 27-May-1880
Birthplace: Boston, MA
Died: 25-May-1965
Location of death: Manchester, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Anglican/Episcopalian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to Japan, 1932-41

Served as Ambassador to Japan from 1932 until the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Grew had advised Washington in January 1941 of indications that Japan was plotting to attack the United States. Unsuccessfully lobbied against dropping the atomic bomb on Japan.

Father: Edward Sturgis Grew (wool merchant)
Mother: Annie Crawford Clark
Wife: Alice de Vermandois Perry (m. 1905, 4 daughters)
Daughter: Anita
Daughter: Elizabeth Sturgis Grew ("Elsie", m. Cecil B. Lyon)
Daughter: Lilla
Daughter: Edith (d.)

    High School: Groton School (1898)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1902)

    US Under Secretary of State (1944-45)
    US Ambassador to Japan (1932-41)
    US Ambassador to Turkey (1927-32)
    US Under Secretary of State (1924-27)
    US Ambassador to Switzerland (1921-24)
    US Ambassador to Denmark (1920-21)
    US State Department (1904-20)
    Alfalfa Club (1944)

Author of books:
Report from Tokyo (1942)
Ten Years in Japan (1944)
Turbulent Era: A Diplomatic Record of Forty Years, 1904-45 (1952, memoir, 2 vols.)


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