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James Clement Dunn

James Clement Dunn, United States career ambassador. Decorated Victory medal, Order Leopold II (Belgium); grand cross Order of Knights of Malta; grand crosss Order Star of Italy; grand cross Order Isabell II of Spain; grand cross Order Southern Cross Brazil; Distinguished Service Medal, United States Department State. Member clubs: Metropolitan (governor), Alibi, Chevy Chase (Washington), Knickerbocker, River, Regency, Whist (New York City).

Background

  • Dunn, James Clement was born on December 27, 1890 in Newark. Son of John Henry and Mary Emma (Delaney) Dunn.

  • Education

    • Student privately.

    Career

    • Practiced as architect, 1913-1917. Assistant naval attaché Havana, 1917-1919. 3d secretary embassy Madrid, Spain, 1920-1922.

      Charge d'affaires Port au Prince, Haiti, 1922-1924. 1st secretary American embassy, Brussels, Belgium, 1924-1927. Director ceremonies at White House, Washington, 1924-1930, chief Division of International Conference and Protocol, 1928-1930, 31-35.

      Counselor to Commission for Study of Haiti, 1930. 1st secretary American embassy, London, 1930. Secretary delegate 4th Pan-American Commercial Conference, Washington, 1931.

      Secretary general American delegate 1st stage General Disarmament Conference, Geneva, 1932. Also assistant 1st meeting expert's preparatory committee International Monetary and Economic Conference, Geneva. Secretary general American delegate International Monetary and Economic Conference, London, 1933.

      Secretary general American delegate 7th International Conference American States, Montevideo, 1933. Special assistant to secretary of State, 1934, chief Division Western European Affairs, 1935-1937, advisor on political relations, 1937-1944, director Office of European Affairs, 1944, appointed assistant secretary of State, 1944. Member United States group Dumbarton Oaks Conversations on International Organization, Washington, 1944.

      Advisor United States delegate United Nations. Conference, San Francisco, 1945. Chief political advisor Berlin Conference, 1945.

      Deputy to the United States member meetings of Council of Foreign Ministers, London, Paris, New York City, 1945-1946, Paris Peace Conference, 1946. Ambassador to Italy, 1946-1952, France, 1952-1953, Spain, 1953-1955, Brazil, 1955-1956. With United States Naval Reserve, 1917-1919.

    Membership

    Member clubs: Metropolitan (governor), Alibi, Chevy Chase (Washington), Knickerbocker, River, Regency, Whist (New York City).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Augusta Armour, December 8, 1914. Children: Marianna Armour Dunn, Cynthia Louise Dunn Estherichner.
    • father: John Henry Dunn
    • mother: Mary Emma (Delaney) Dunn
    • spouse: Mary Augusta Armour
    • children: Marianna Armour Dunn
    • Cynthia Louise Dunn Estherichner Dunn
    James Clement Dunn
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    Born December 27, 1890
    • 1913 - 1917
      Practice, d as architect
    • 1917 - 1919
      assistant, naval attach+? Havana
    • 1920 - 1922
      3d secretary, embassy Madrid
      Spain
    • 1922 - 1924
      charge d'affaires Port au Prince
      Haiti