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Arthur Bliss Lane, ambassador (United States). Served as chairman of the executive committee American Foreign Service Association, 1928-1929, president 1930-1931; member National Committee for a Free Europe, 1949-1951, Committee for a United Europe, Council on Foreign Relations; Member Connecticut National Guard, 1915-1916.; Member Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (president since 1954), Zeta Psi.

Background

Lane, Arthur Bliss was born on June 16, 1894 in Bay Ridge, Long Island, New York, United States. Son of James Warren and Eva Metcalf (Bliss) Lane.

Career

In United States diplomatic service since 1916. Private secretary American ambassador to Italy, 1916.

3d secretary of Embassy, Rome, 1917-1919. 2d secretary of Embassy, Warsaw, 1919, London, 1920-1922. Secretary United States delegation to Supreme Council, Paris, 1921.

Secretary of Legation, Berne, Switzerland, 1922-1924. Assistant to undersecretary of state, 1924. 1st secretary, Mexico City, 1925-1928, charge d’affaires, part of 1926, 30, and 33.

Chief of Division of Mexican Affairs, 1927-1930. Counselor of embassy, Mexico, 1930-1933. Minister to Nicaragua, 1933-1936.

Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, 1936-1937, Yugoslavia, 1937-1941. Minister to Costa Rica 1941. Ambassador to Colombia, 1942-1944.

Appointed Ambassador near Polish Government in London, September 1944. Ambassador to Polish Government, Warsaw, July 1945-1947.

Politics

American Diplomat

Member of:

Common Cause Inc.,

National Commitee for a Free Europe,

Paderewski Testimonial Fund,

J. McGrew National Committee for Free Europe (с 1949 Committee to Stop World Communism),

National Committee of Operation Democracy,

Institute of Fiscal and Political Education,

Tolstoy Foundation (с 1954),

DACOR Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired.

Membership

Served as chairman of the executive committee American Foreign Service Association, 1928-1929, president 1930-1931. Member National Committee for a Free Europe, 1949-1951, Committee for a United Europe, Council on Foreign Relations. Member Connecticut National Guard, 1915-1916.

Member Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (president since 1954), Zeta Psi. Clubs: Metropolitan, Alibi (Washington, District of Columbia).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Publicism:

    took part into the work of Republican National Committee’s Foreign Language Groups,

    a backer of The Polish Review (Magazine)

Connections

father:
James Warren Lane

mother:
Eva Metcalfe

wife:
Cornelia Thayer Baldwin

daughter:
Margaret Bliss Ninde

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