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Archibald Loudon Snowden

Archibald Loudon Snowden, American diplomat. Decorated with Grand Cordon of the Saviour (Greece), Grand Cordon of the Crown (Roumania), Grand Cordon of Isabella the Catholic (Spain). Served as lieutenant colonel in Pennsylvania Volumes.

Background

  • Snowden, Archibald Loudon was born on August 11, 1837 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Doctor Isaac Wayne and Margery (Loudon) Snowden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Jefferson College, Pennsylvania, 1856. A.M., 1888, Doctor of Laws, Washington and Jefferson, 1902. Read law under David Webster, Philadelphia, and law department University of Pennsylvania.

    Career

    • Served as lieutenant colonel in Pennsylvania Volumes. Participated in various battles during Civil War. Register, and later chief coiner, United States Mint, Philadelphia.

      Postmaster, Philadelphia, 1877-1879. Superintendent United States Mint, Philadelphia, 1879-1885. Twice declined directorship of all United States mints, tendered by President Hayes.

      Minister resident and consul general to Greece, Roumania and Servia, 1889-1891. Minister to Spain, 1891-1893. Commissioner and president Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

      Orator and writer; authority on coins and coinage and author many papers on those and other subjects.

    Works

    • Author many papers on those and other subjects. Decorated with Grand Cordon of the Saviour (Greece), Grand Cordon of the Crown (Roumania), Grand Cordon of Isabella the Catholic (Spain).

    Membership

    Served as lieutenant colonel in Pennsylvania Volumes.

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Robinson Smith, February 16, 1864.
    • father: Doctor Isaac Wayne Snowden
    • mother: Margery (Loudon) Snowden
    • spouse: Elizabeth Robinson Smith
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    Died September 9, 1912
    (aged 75)
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