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Wilhelm August Ferdinand Ekengren

Wilhelm August Ferdinand Ekengren, Swedish diplomat.

Background

  • Ekengren, Wilhelm August Ferdinand was born on November 10, 1861 in Stockholm, Sweden. Son of Wilhelm Alfred Ferdinand and Augusta Josefina Bernhardina (Backert) Ekengren.

  • Education

    • Educated Royal University of Upsala, 1883-1895. (final degree in jurisprudence).

    Career

    • Appointed vice-consul, Rouen, France, 1896, Bordeaux, 1897, Havre, 1898, New York, 1899. Actg. consul general, Lubeck, Germany, 1902. Vice-consul, New York, 1902.

      In Royal Foreign Office, Stockholm, 1903-1906. Appointed second secretary in the Foreign Office, 1905. Actg. chief of Consular Bureau, 1906.

      Appointed secretary of Legation of Sweden, Washington, September 28, 1906. Counselor of Legation, 1910. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States, March 22, since 1912.

      In charge of Austro-Hungarian affairs during the period of broken diplomatic relations and war.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Connections

    • Married Laura Wolcott Jackson, March 6, 1909.
    • father: Wilhelm Alfred Ferdinand Ekengren
    • mother: Augusta Josefina Bernhardina (Backert) Ekengren
    • spouse: Laura Wolcott Jackson
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    Born November 10, 1861
    Died November 26, 1920
    (aged 59)
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