Wilson, Edwin, 1927-

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United States ambassador, Edwin C. Wilson was born in 1893 in Palatka, Florida. In 1920, Wilson began his extensive dipolmatic carerer by joining the foreign services. Througout the span of his career, he held numerous positions including such positions as U.S. Minister to Uruguay, U.S. Ambassador to Panama, and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's diplomatic representative in Algiers, Wilson worked with General Charles de Gaulle on plans for a provisional government in France. President Harry S. Truman named Wilson chief of the U.S. mission to supervise aid to Turkey where he administered $100 million dollars of U.S. aid under the Truman Doctrine.

From the description of Edwin C. Wilson papers, 1907-1974, bulk 1929-1948. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 654512212

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Edwin C. Wilson was born in 1893 in Palatka, Florida. In 1920, Wilson began his extensive diplomatic career by joining the foreign services. Throughout the span of his career, he held such positions as First Secretary of the Embassy in Paris (1926-1930), observer for the U.S. at the International Congress of Reparations and Rhineland Evacuation held at the Hague (1929-1930), Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs at the Department of State in Washington (1931-1935), U.S. Minister to Uruguay (1939-1941), U.S. Ambassador to Panama (1941-1943), and Representative of the U.S. to the French Committee of National Liberation and post of Counselor of American Embassy in Paris (1943-1944). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's diplomatic representative in Algiers, Wilson worked with General Charles de Gaulle on plans for a provisional government in France.

In 1945, President Roosevelt appointed Wilson as the U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, and in 1947, President Harry S. Truman named Wilson chief of the U.S. mission to supervise aid to Turkey where he administered $100 million dollars of U.S. aid under the Truman Doctrine. Wilson resigned as ambassador due to health in 1948 and died on September 10, 1972 in Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Edwin C. Wilson Papers, Bulk, 1929-1948, 1907-1974, (Mandeville Special Collections Library)

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creatorOf Wilson, Edwin C. Edwin C. Wilson papers, 1907-1974, bulk 1929-1948. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. William C. Bullitt papers, 1813-1998 (inclusive), 1909-1967 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Edwin C. Wilson Papers, Bulk, 1929-1948, 1907-1974 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Lortel, Lucille. Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bullitt, William C. (William Christian), 1891-1967. person
associatedWith Edwin Wilson person
correspondedWith Lortel, Lucille. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
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