Francis Bowes Sayre Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1909, Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1912, Scientiae Juridicae Doctor, 1918. Doctor of Laws, Ursinus College, 1934. Doctor of Civil Law, University of the South (Sewanee), 1938.
Doctor of Humane Letters, Williams College, 1937. Little D., Bucknell College, 1942. Doctor of Laws, Rollins College, 1943.
Doctor of Laws, Bowdoin College, 1944, University of Rochester, 1949, Park College, Missouri, 1950.
President Woodrow Wilson, November 25, 1913 (died January 15, 1933). Children—Francis Bowes, Eleanor Axson, Woodrow Wilson. Married second, Elizabeth Evans Graves, June 28, 1937.
Deputy assistant district attorney New York County, New York, 1912-1913. Assistant to president of Williams College and instructor in government in the college, 1914-1917. Thayer teaching fellow, Harvard Law School, 1917-1918, assistant professor of law Harvard University, 1919-1924, professor, 1924-1934.
Leave of absence, 1923-1925. Lecturer University of Southern California, summer, 1923. Adviser in foreign affairs to Siamese government, 1923-1925.
Appointed Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary from Siam, 1925. Jurisconsult to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Siamese government, 1925-1930. Negotiated on behalf of Siam new political and commercial treaties with France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Sweden, 1925, Norway and Italy, 1926, abolishing extraterritoriality in Siam, also treaty of arbitration with Great Britain, 1925.
Director Harvard Institute of Criminal Law, 1929-1934. Trustee Massachusetts State Training Schools, with supervision of juvenile delinquents of state, 1932-1933. State commissioner of correction, Massachusetts, 1933.
Assistant Secretary of State (United States), by appointment of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-1939, in charge negotiation of America trade agreements under Secretary of State. Chairman Executive Committee on Commercial Policy, United States Government, 1933-1939. Chairman United States Interdepartmental Committee on Philippines, 1934-1939.
Member Board of Foreign Service Personnel, 1937-1939. Member Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service, United States State Department, 1937-1939. United States High Commissioner to the Philippines, 1939-1942.
Escaped from Corregidor by submarine, February 1942. Special assistant to secretary of state and deputy director Foreign Relief and Rehabilitation Operations, 1943. Diplomatic adviser, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration, 1944-1947.
Headed United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration missions to Egypt, India, South Africa, Southern Rhodesia, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Colombia and Dominican Republic, 1945. Denmark, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, Mexico, Portugal, Belgium, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela, 1946. Guatemala, 1947; negotiating for relief supplies and funds for destitute war victims in Europe and Asia.
United States Republican in Trusteeship Council of United Nations with rank of ambassador, 1947-1952, president Trusteeship Council, 1947-1948, headed Trusteeship Council mission to president, 1947-1948. Headed Trusteeship Council mission to Western Samoa, 1947. Member United States delegate to 2d, 2d Special and 3d Sessions, General Assembly of United Nations, 1947-1948, personal representative in Japan of presiding bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church United States of America, 1952-1953.
Trustee Woodrow Wilson Foundation Created Phya Kalyan Maitri by King of Siam, 1924. Awarded Grand Cross Crown of Siam, 1924. Grand Cross of White Elephant (Siam), 1925.
Siamese decoration, 1953. Grand Officier Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands), 1925. Knight Grand Commander, Chula Chom Klao (Siam), 1926.
Commander Order of the Dannebrog, 1st Class (Denmark), 1926. Grand Cross Royal Order of Isabel la Catolica (Spain), 1926. Grand Cross Order of Christ (Portugal), 1926.
Commander Order of Saint Olav, 1st Class (Norway), 1927. Grand Officier de la Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur (France), 1969 Grand Order Sacred Treasury (Japan).
Member Board of Foreign Service Personnel, 1937-1939. Member Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service, United States State Department, 1937-1939. Member United States delegate to 2d, 2d Special and 3d Sessions, General Assembly of United Nations, 1947-1948, personal representative in Japan of presiding bishop of Protestant Episcopal Church United States of America, 1952-1953.
Trustee Woodrow Wilson Foundation Created Phya Kalyan Maitri by King of Siam, 1924. Member representing Siam, Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, 1925-1934. Fellow, American Academy Arts and Sciences.
Member International Institute Political and Social Sciences (Belgium), Academie Diplomatique Internationale, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Phi. Club: Cosmos (Washington).
Married Jessie Woodrow, d.; married second, Elizabeth Evans Graves, June 28, 1937. Children: Francis Bowes, Eleanor Axson, Woodrow Wilson.