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Hiram Bingham IV

Born: 17-Jul-1903
Birthplace: Connecticut
Died: 12-Jan-1988
Cause of death: unspecified

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Consul signed visas for 2000 Jews

Entered the Foreign Service in 1929. While posted as Vice Consul at Vichy-controlled Marseille, Bingham worked with Emergency Rescue Committee representative Varian Fry by writing visas for 2000 Jews, allowing them to leave France before being deported and escape the Holocaust.

Father: Hiram Bingham (US Senator, explorer)
Mother: Alfreda Tiffany Mitchell (granddau. of Charles Lewis Tiffany, b. 29-Dec-1874, m. 20-Nov-1900, d. 18-Aug-1967, div., 7 sons)
Brother: (six brothers)
Wife: Rose Lawton Morrison (m., 11 children)

    High School: Groton School (1921)
    University: BA, Yale University (1925)

    US State Department Vice Consul, Argentina (1943?-46)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Portugal (1941-43?)
    US State Department Vice Consul, Marseille, France (1937-41)
    US State Department Third Secretary, London, England (1934)

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #4076c (39 cents, issued 30-May-2006, Distinguished American Diplomats)

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