Johnson, Nelson T. (Nelson Trusler), 1887-1954

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1887-04-03
Death 1954-12-03

Biographical notes:

Diplomat.

From the description of Oral history interview with Nelson Trusler Johnson, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739644

U.S. assistant secretary of state, minister and ambassador to China, and minister to Australia.

From the description of Papers of Nelson T. Johnson, 1916-1950. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063436

Biographical Note

  • 1887, Apr. 3: Born, Washington, D. C.
  • 1906 - 1907 : Attended George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1907 - 1909 : Student interpreter in China
  • 1909 - 1910 : Deputy consul general and interpreter, Mukden, China
  • 1910 - 1911 : Deputy consul general and interpreter, Hankow, China
  • 1911 - 1914 : Deputy consul general and interpreter, Shanghai, China
  • 1914 - 1915 : Consul, Chungking, China
  • 1915 - 1918 : Consul, Changsha, China
  • 1918: Consul, Shanghai, China
  • 1919 - 1921 : Served with Division of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • 1921 - 1925 : Consul general at large assigned to inspect the District of Eastern Asia
  • 1925 - 1927 . : Chief, Division of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • 1927 - 1929 : Assistant secretary of state
  • 1929 - 1935 : United States minister to China
  • 1931: Married Jane Thornton Beck (died 1991)
  • 1935 - 1941 : United States ambassador to China
  • 1941 - 1946 : United States minister to Australia
  • 1946 - 1952 : Secretary general, Far Eastern Commission
  • 1954, Dec. 3: Died, Washington, D.C

From the guide to the Nelson T. Johnson Papers, 1916-1955, (bulk 1922-1954), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Japanese--China--Manchuria
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--East Asia
  • Diplomats--Interviews
  • Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1931-1933
  • Communism--China
  • Sino--Japanese War, 1937-1945
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • World War, 1939-1945 Australia
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--China
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Australia

Occupations:

  • Diplomats
  • Public officials

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Manchuria (China) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • China (as recorded)