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Ralph F. CHESBROUCH, United States Automotive Trade Commissioner to the Near East.


  • CHESBROUCH, Ralph F. was born on July 1, 1885 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William H. and Annie Louise (Moss) Chesbrough.

  • Education

    • Beloit College Academy, 1903. Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts, 1908. George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia.

      Postgraduate Course, College, of Political Sciences, 1909-1910.


    • Student Interpreter, American Embassy, Constantinople, 1910-1912. V.-Consul General and Interpreter, Constantinople, 3 912-13. Y.-Consul, Beirut, Syria, 1914-1917.

      American Consul, St. Gall, Switzerland, Delegate, for North Eastern Switzerland of the War Trade Board, Amer.


    Member, of Inter Allied Textile Commission to Switzerland, 1917-1919. Member, Western Asia Division of American Delegation to Peace Conference, Paris, 1919. American Consul, Contantinople and Smyrna, and Secy, to Inter-Allied Commission to Investigate the Greek Occupation of Smyrna, 1919.

    General Manager in Philadelphia, Alexandria, and Constantinople, of American Importing and Exporting Companies, 1920-1928. Automotive Trade Commissioner to Near East, Cairo, Egypt, United States Department of Commerce, 1928-1930. Member of Phi Kappa Psi.

    The American Foreign Service Association. Department of State, Washington Club: Gezira (Cairo, Egypt).


    • Spouse Ruth A. Weeks, March 8, 1919, Paris, France.
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