Alexander Wilbourne Weddell Edit Profile
Student George Washington University, 1904-1907, Bachelor of Laws from same university. Student University of Catania, Italy, and University of Lausanne. Doctor of Letters, Hampden-Sydney (Virginia) College, 1930.
Doctor of Laws, University of Richmond, 1937. Doctor of Laws, College of Wiliam and Mary, 1937. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rollins College, 1947.
In business, Richmond, until 1904. Clerk Library of Congress, 1904-1907. Private secretary to the United States minister to Denmark, at Copenhagen, 1908-1910.
Consul at Zanzibar, E. Africa, 1910-1912, Catania, Italy, 1912-1914. Consul general at Athens, Greece, April 24, 1914. Appointed consul general, at Beirut, Syria, December 1916.
Attached to American Diplomatic Agency, Cairo, January-May 1917. Consul general at Athens, 1917-1920. Commercial delegate of the United States on Interallied bureau of Commercial Attaches.
Athens, May 1917; delegate of America War Trade Board at Athens, January 1918. Permanent United States delegate on the Commission Fiancière Interalliee, Athens, and provsional delegate on Commission Militaire Interalliee, Athens, February 1918, charge d’affaires, September-October 1918. Consul general Calcutta, India, 1920-1924, Mexico City, 1924-1928 (retired).
Ambassador to Argentina, 1933-1939, to Spain, 1939-1942, retired at own request because of ill-health, October 31, 1942. since active in local civic affairs (by order of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt exempted from compulsory retirement at age 65 and age extended to 70, because “public interest requires this”). Senior chairman American delegation to Pan-American Commercial Conference, Buenos Aires, 1935. American representative Chaco war mediation group.
United States delegate to the Pan-American Peace Conference, Buenos Aires. 1936; ambassador to Turkey on a special mission, 1946. President Richmond Community Fund.
1932-1933; Richmond Academy of Arts, 1930-1935. A founder, with wife, of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, president since 1942.
Member of advisory board Confederate Memorial Literature Society, Writers. Fellow Royal Geography Society, 1927. Member Virginia History Society (Executive Committee.
Clubs: Century, Grolier (New York).
Order of Mercy (Serbia), for services World War I. Grand Cordon of Condor of the Andes. Bolivia, 1938.