Clarence Jerome Spiker Edit Profile
Graduate Central High School, Washington, 1906. School of Political Science, George Washington University, 1912-1914.
Office of Engineer Commissioner, Washington, 1906-1914. Appointed student interpreter, American Legation, Peking, China, April 4, 1914. Vice consul, Shanghai, China, also interpreter, American Consulate General, 1916-1917.
American assessor, International Mixed Court, Shanghai, 1917-1919. Named to exercise judicial authority and jurisdiction in American civil and criminal cases, September 1918. V. consul in charge, Antung, Manchuria, 1919.
V. consul and acting assistant Chinese secretary, Peking, 1920-1922. In charge consulate, Chungking, China, 1922-1923, consul, 1923-1924. Consul at Swatow, China, October 1924-April 1926.
Assigned to American Consulate General, Shanghai, 1926-1928. American commissioner, Sino-American Reparations Commission to assess losses arising out of Nanking incident, August 1928-March 1929. Consul at Nanking, 1928.
Appointed to diplomatic service. 2d secretary and Chinese secretary, American Legation, Peiping, 1928-1930, first secretary, 1930-1934. Consul general at Canton, China, 1934-1936, at Basel, Switzerland, 1936-1939, Hankow, China, July 1939-December 1941.
Department of State, 1941-1942. Became consul general, Melbourne, Australia, 1943. Consul general, Tsingtao, China, 1946-1949.
Clubs: International (Tsingtao).
Married Helen Francis Aldrich, February 9, 1934. 1 child, Richard Jerome.