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H. Freeman Matthews

H. Freeman MatthewsAKA Harrison Freeman Matthews

Born: 26-May-1899
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Died: 19-Oct-1986
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Career US Ambassador

Military service: US Navy Reserve (1918)

Wife: Elizabeth Luke Matthews (m.)
Son: H. Freeman Matthews, Jr. (diplomat, b. 31-Dec-1927, d. 26-Jul-2006 kidney failure)

    University: BA, Princeton University (1921)
    University: MA, Princeton University (1922)
    University: Ecole Libre des Sciences Politiques, Paris, France (1922-23)

    US Ambassador to Austria (1957-62)
    US Ambassador to the Netherlands (1953-57)
    US State Department Deputy Under Secretary of State (1950-53)
    US Ambassador to Sweden (1947-50)
    US State Department Representative, Combined Civil Affairs Commission, Combined Chiefs of Staff (1945)
    US State Department Director, Office of European Affairs (1944-47)
    US State Department Chief, Division of European Affairs (1943-44)
    US State Department Counselor, London (1941-43)
    US State Department First Secretary, Vichy (1940-41)
    US Ambassador to Spain ad interim (1939)
    US State Department First Secretary, Paris (1937-40; also consul after 1938)
    US State Department First Secretary, Havana, Cuba (1933-37)
    US State Department Assistant Chief, Division of Latin American Affairs (1930-33)
    US State Department Third Secretary, Bogotá (1926-29)
    US State Department Secretary, Budapest (1924-26)


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