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William Woodville Rockhill

William Woodville Rockhill, American ambassador. member Institute de France, etc.

Background

  • Rockhill, William Woodville was born in April 1854 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas Cadwallader and Dorothy Anna (Woodville) Rockhill.

  • Education

    • Educated in Paris, France. Graduate special military school of St. Cyr, 1873.

    Career

    • Second secretary, and secretary American Legation at Peking, 1884-1888. Charge d’affaires ad interim, Seoul, Korea, December 11, 1886-April 3, 1887. Two scientific missions to China and Tibet under auspices of Smithsonian Institution, 1888-1892.

      Chief clerk Department of State, 1893-1894. 3d assistant secretary of state, 1894-1895, 1st assistant, 1896-1897. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Greece, Rumania and Servia, 1897-1899.

      Director International Bureau American Republics, 1899-1905. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to China, 1905-1909. Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Russia, June 1, 1900-April 1911, to Turkey, April 1911-November 1913.

      Resigned. United States commissioner to China, July 1900. Plenipotentiary of the United States to Congress of Peking, for settlement of Boxer troubles, February-September 1901, signing final protocol of September 7, 1901. Author of various works on Oriental subjects.

      Corresponding member Institute de France, etc. Home: Litchfield, Conn.

    Works

    • Author of various works on Oriental subjects. Corresponding member Institute de France, etc.

    Membership

    Member Institute de France, etc.

    Connections

    • Married Edith H. Perkins, April.
    • father: Thomas Cadwallader Rockhill
    • mother: Dorothy Anna (Woodville) Rockhill
    • spouse: Edith H. Perkins
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    Born April, 1854
    Died December 8, 1914
    (aged 60)
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