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United States ambassador

H. Freeman Matthews, United States ambassador. Member Chevy Chase Club, Metropolitan Club, Quadrangle Club, The Brook Club.


Matthews, H. Freeman was born on May 26, 1899 in Baltimore. Son of Henry Clay and Bertha (Freeman) Matthews.


AB, Princeton University, 1921;AM, Princeton University, 1922;Doctor of Laws, Princeton University, 1962;postgraduate, Ecole Libre de Sciences Politiques, Paris, 1922-1923.


Appointed to, United States Diplomatic Svc., 1924;3d secretary to, Budapest, 1924-1926;3d secretary to, Bogota, 1926-1930;3d secretary to, Department State, 1930-1933;assistant chief Division Latin-American Affairs, Department State1st secretary, Department State, Havana, Cuba, 1933;1st secretary, Department State, Paris, 1937-1939;1st secretary, Department State, Madrid, 1939;1st secretary, Department State, Vichy, France, 1940-1941;counselor, Department State, London, 1941;minister, Department State, London, 1942;chief Division European affairs, Department State, 1943;acting chief civil affairs officer staff to General Eisenhower, London and Algiers (Algeria), 1942;deputy director, Office European Affairs, 1944;director, Office European Affairs, 1944;member delegate, Crimea Conference, 1945;member delegate, Berlin Conference, 1945;political adviser, Council Foreign Ministers, 1945-1947;political adviser, Paris Peace Conference, 1946;ambassador to Sweden, 1947-1950;deputy under Secretary of State, 1950-1953;ambassador to The Netherlands, 1953-1957;ambassador to Austria, 1957-1962;chairman permanent joint board defense, Canada-United States, 1962-1970.


Member Chevy Chase Club, Metropolitan Club, Quadrangle Club, The Brook Club.


Married Elizabeth Luke, September 15, 1925 (deceased). Children: H. Freeman, Thomas Luke. Married Helen Skouland, April 24, 1957 (deceased).

Married Elizabeth H. Bluntshli, July 8, 1967.

Henry Clay Matthews

Bertha (Freeman) Matthews

Elizabeth Luke

Helen Skouland

Elizabeth H. Bluntshli

H. Freeman Matthews

Thomas Luke Matthews