Basil Miles Edit Profile
Graduated from St. Mark’s School, Southboro, Massachusetts, 1893. Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1897. Bachelor of Letters, Balliol College (Oxon, England), 1905.
Apprentice, Bement, Miles & Company, Philadelphia, 1897-1899. Master St. Mark’s School, 1899-1902. Secretary to the United States Ambassador George von L. Meyer, and 3d secretary of Embassy, Petrograd, Russia, 1905-1907.
3d secretary of Embassy, Berlin, 1907-1908. In charge foreign mail service, Physician organization Department, 1908-1913. With Chamber Commerce, United States of America, 1913-1916.
Special representative of the United States, with rank of minister plenipotentiary, in charge German and Austro-Hungarian prisoners of war in Russia, 1916-1917. Secretary special diplomatic mission to Russia (Root Mission), 1917. In charge Russian affairs, Department of State, 1917-1919.
Served as acting editor Nation’s Business. Manager and assistant secretary general 1st Pan-American Financial Conference. Member committee that devised postal savings system in the United States.
Secretary Committee on National Preparedness of Chamber Commerce United States of America, 1915. Member Central Committee of Officers’ Training Camps Association, 1915-1916. Executive secretary Washington Conference on Limitation of Armament, 1921-1922, and secretary American Delegation.
American administrative commissioner to International Chamber Commerce, since 1922. Officier Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France).
Member com; member Central Committee of Officers’ Training Camps Association, 1915-1916.