Barrett, John, 1866-1938

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1866-11-28
Death 1938-10-17
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Journalist and diplomat.

From the description of John Barrett papers, 1861-1943 (bulk 1907-1933). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981789

Biographical Note

  • 1866, Nov. 28: Born, Grafton, Vt.
  • 1881: Attended Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, Vt.
  • 1884: Graduated from Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass.
  • 1885: Taught school, Orwell High School, Orwell, Vt.
  • 1888: Toured the Southern states representing a syndicate of Northern newspapers Attended a special course of study and lectures, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • 1889: B.A., Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.
  • 1889 - 1894 : On editorial staff of newspapers of San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.; and Portland, Oreg.
  • 1890 - 1891 : Traveled extensively through South America, Asia, Hawaii, and Europe as special correspondent for leading newspapers
  • 1894 - 1898 : Appointed U.S. minister to Siam by President Grover Cleveland
  • 1898: Resigned post as U.S. minister to Siam Became press correspondent and special diplomatic adviser to Admiral George Dewey during the Philippine conflict
  • 1899: Special commercial commissioner to China, Japan, the Philippine Islands, Korea, Siberia, India, Australia, and Europe Published Admiral George Dewey: A Sketch of the Man. New York: Harper & Bros.
  • 1900: Elected honorary member of the American Asiatic Association for services in developing American prestige and interests in Asia
  • 1901 - 1902 : U.S. delegate, Second Pan American Conference, Mexico
  • 1902 - 1903 : Commissioner general, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1903 - 1904 : U.S. minister to Argentina
  • 1904 - 1905 : U.S. minister to Panama
  • 1905 - 1906 : U.S. minister to Colombia
  • 1907 - 1920 : Director general, Pan American Union
  • 1921 - 1922 : Member, General Committee on the Limitation of Armaments
  • 1923: Became counselor and arbiter in Pan American and other international relations
  • 1934: Married Mary Elizabeth Tanner Cady
  • 1938, Oct. 17: Died, Coral Gables, Fla.

From the guide to the John Barrett Papers, 1861-1943, (bulk 1907-1933), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Argentina
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Thailand
  • American newspapers--Washington (State)
  • American newspapers--Oregon
  • American newspapers--California
  • American newspapers
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Colombia
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Panama

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Journalists

Places:

  • California (as recorded)
  • Washington (State) (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Panama (as recorded)
  • Argentina (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • Colombia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Thailand (as recorded)
  • Philippines (as recorded)
  • Argentina (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Thailand (as recorded)
  • Panama Canal (Panama) (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Colombia (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • Venezuela (as recorded)
  • Latin America (as recorded)
  • Panama (as recorded)