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Samuel Rene Gummere

Samuel Rene Gummere was an American lawyer and diplomat who served as US Consul-General in Tangier, Morocco from 1898–1905, and Ambassador to Morocco from 1905–09, and became well known for his roles in the Perdicaris incident of 1904 and the Algeciras Conference.

After 1909 Gummere retired from public life.


  • He became an important player in the Perdicaris incident, in which Berber chieftain Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli kidnapped American expatriates Ion Perdicaris and his stepson, Cromwell Varley.

    He also served as one of the American mediators, under Ambassador to Italy Henry White, in the Algeciras Conference of 1906, which helped to resolve European tensions over Morocco.

Major achievements

  • Gummere was appointed as the first United States Minister to Morocco as a reward for his service in resolving the Perdicaris incident.


Party affiliation: Republican Party


Denomination: Presbyterian


  • father: Barker Gummere - Mercer County Clerk
  • mother: Elizabeth (Stryker) Gummere
  • brother: William Stryker Gummere
  • brother: Barker Gummere
Samuel Rene Gummere
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Born February 19, 1853
Died May 28, 1920
(aged 67)
  • 1895 - 1898
    Lawer, Law practice
    Trenton, New Jersey, United States
  • 1898 - 1905
    Counsel-General, Ambassy
    Tangier, Morocco
  • March 8, 1905 - June 9, 1909
    Ambassador, Ambassy


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