Grew, Joseph C. (Joseph Clark), 1880-1965

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Dates:
Birth 1880-05-27
Death 1965-05-25
US
English

Biographical notes:

Grew was a U.S. diplomat and author. He was attached to embassies in Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and Austria (1904-1916); secretary-general to the U.S. delegation at the Paris Peace Conference; minister to Denmark (1920) and to Switzerland (1921-1923); negotiator at the Lausanne Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923); under secretary of state (1924-1927, 1944-1945); ambassador to Turkey (1927-1932) and to Japan (1932-1941); special assistant to the secretary of state (1942); and director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs (1944). In retirement he remained active on national boards and commissions.

From the description of Joseph Clark Grew papers, 1904-1948. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612365750

Joseph Clark Grew (1880-1965) was a diplomat, U.S. ambassador to Japan, undersecretary of state, and author. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Sturgis Grew, a wool merchant, and Annie Crawford Clark. He attended Groton School (1892-1898) and Harvard College (A.B. 1902). In 1905 he married Alice de Vermandois Perry and they eventually had four daughters.

He was a career diplomat holding the following posts: attached to the U.S. embassies in Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Germany, and Austria (1904-1916); secretary-general to the U.S. delegation at the Paris Peace Conference; minister to Denmark (1920) and to Switzerland (1921-1923); negotiator at the Lausanne Conference on Near Eastern Affairs (1922-1923); under secretary of state (1924-1927, 1944-1945); ambassador to Turkey (1927-1932) and to Japan (1932-1941); special assistant to secretary of state Cordell Hull (1942); and director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs (1944). In retirement he remained active on national boards and commissions.

Some of Grew's better know writings are: Sport and travel in the Far East (1910), Ten years in Japan (1944), and Turbulent era (1952).

From the guide to the Joseph Clark Grew papers, 1904-1948., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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Subjects:

  • Diplomats
  • World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history
  • Voyages and travels
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American

Occupations:

  • Diplomats

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Turkey (as recorded)
  • East Asia (as recorded)
  • Japan (as recorded)
  • Southeast Asia (as recorded)