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Frederic Courtland Penfield

He was the United States vice consul in Londonand the United States Ambassador to Austria-Hungary .

Background

  • Frederic Courtland Penfield was born in Connecticut, on April 23, 1855 to Daniel Penfield and Sophia Young. He married Katharine Albert McMurdo Welles (c1855-1905) in 1892. He became the United States diplomatic agent to Egypt from 1893 to 1897. Katharine died in 1905 and in 1907 he published the travelogue East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan describing his journeys through those countries. In 1908 he married Anne Weightman Walker.Penfield died on June 19, 1922 at his home on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan of "congestion of the brain". He was buried at Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

  • Career

    • He was the United States vice consul in London in 1885. Then he became the United States diplomatic agent to Egypt from 1893 to 1897.

      He became the United States Ambassador to Austria-Hungary from 1913 to 1917.

    Works

    • East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan

    Connections

    • 1-st wife: Katharine Albert McMurdo - American
    • 2-nd wife: Anne Weightman Walker - American
    Frederic Courtland Penfield
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    Born April 23, 1855
    Died June 19, 1922
    (aged 67)
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    • 1885
      the United States vice consul, the United States embassy
      the UK, London
    • 1893 - 1897
      the United States diplomatic agent, the United States embassy
      Egypt
    • 1913 - 1917
      the United States Ambassador, the United States embassy
      Austria-Hungary

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