Irving, Alexander Duer, 1873-1941.

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Alexander Duer Irving, Jr., was born on May 24, 1873, and died on February 7, 1941. He was the son of Alexander Duer Irving, Sr., and Ellen Eugenia du Pont.

Irving was assigned as a junior naval aide to President Wilson on his trip to the Paris Peace Conference, primarily because of his knowledge of French. He served with the rank of lieutenant under Wilson's personal physician, Admiral Cary T. Grayson. In Paris Irving was assigned to handle presidential mail and do translations. He does not appear to have been in on negotiations. He had little direct contact with Wilson and saw more of Herbert Hoover while in Paris. In May 1919 Irving was asked to translate Clemenceau's letter for the Decoration Day ceremonies at the American Cemetery, and to read his translation before Wilson's two-day tour of the battlefields in Belgium.

From the description of Papers, 1890-1928. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122458362

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Loire River Valley (France)
United States
Paris (France)
France
Belgium
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Diplomacy
Order of the Crown (Belgium)
Diplomats
Peace treaties
Castles
Diplomatic etiquette
World War, 1914-1918--Peace
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Birth 1873

Death 1941

English,

French

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