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Selden Chapin

Born: 19-Sep-1899
Birthplace: Erie, PA
Died: 26-Mar-1963
Location of death: Seal Harbor, ME
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Diplomat

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1949-53

Military service: US Navy (lieutenant, 1919-25)

Wife: Mary Paul Noyes (b. 1902, m. 30-Mar-1927, d. 1984)
Daughter: Helen Chapin Metz
Son: Frederic L. Chapin (ambassador, b. 1929, d. 1989)

    University: US Naval Academy (1919)
    Administrator: Deputy Commandant for Foreign Affairs, National War College (1958-60)

    US Ambassador to Peru (1960)
    US Ambassador to Iran (1955-58)
    US Ambassador to Panama (1954-55)
    US Ambassador to the Netherlands (1949-53)
    US Ambassador to Hungary (1947-49, declared persona non grata)
    US State Department Director-General of Foreign Service (1945-47)
    US State Department Counselor of Mission, Paris, France (1944-45)
    US State Department Counselor of Mission, Algiers (1943-44)
    US State Department Executive Secretary, Policy Planning Commission (1942-44)
    US State Department Liaison Officer, Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense (1942-43)
    US State Department Asst. Chief, Division of American Republics (1942)
    US State Department First Secretary-Consul, Montevideo, Uruguay (1940-41)
    US State Department Liason Officer, War & Navy Depts. (1939-40)
    US State Department Asst. Chief, Division of American Republics (1938-39)
    US State Department Second Secretary, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1934-36)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Quito, Ecuador (1932-34)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Rome, Italy (1929-32)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Beijing, China (1927-29)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Hankou, China (1925-27)


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