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Hugh Smith Cumming, was American diplomat. Bar: Virginia. Recipient Raven award University Virginia, 1984.

Background

Cumming,, Hugh Smith was born on March 10, 1900 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of Hugh Smith and Lucy A. (Booth) Cumming.

Education

Student, Virginia Military Institute, 1917-1920;student, University Virginia, 1920-1924.

Career

Banker, London, Bombay, Singapore, Peking, 1924-1927;technical adviser, Department State, 1928;assistant to the United States delegation International Economics Conference, London, and 7th Pan-American Conference, Montevideo, 1933;executive assistant to secretary of state, 1934;detailed to the United States consulate, Genevain connection Italo-Ethiopian affairs, 1935-1936;special mission to, Scandinavia and Netherlands, 1939;member Executive Committee United States Antarctic Service, 1939-1941;special mission, Greenland, 1941;member Economics Warfare Mission, also United States delegate International Whaling Conference, London, 1943;special mission to, Sweden, 1943, 45;representative State Department on Anglo-Swedish-American Commission, and chief division Northern European Affairs, 1944;political liaison officer United States delegation United Nations Conference on International Organisation, San Francisco, 1945;special mission, Iceland, 1946;counselor American embassy Stockholm, 1947-1950;counselor American embassy with personal rank of minister, Moscow, 1950-1952;deputy secretary general for political affairs North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris, 1952-1953;ambassador to, Indonesia, 1953-1957;special assistant to secretary of state, director intelligence, Department State, 1957-1961;special assistant to secretary of state, Department State, 1961;consultant, Department State, 1961-1964. Chairman John Foster Dulles oral history project Princeton.

Achievements

  • Bar: Virginia.

Membership

Past member board directors Columbia Hospital for Women, Washington. Trustee Meridian House Foundation, Family and Child Services Washington, Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Washington Cathedral. Chairman board, president Bath County Community Hospital, Hot Springs, Virginia.

Board directors Historic Georgetown, Inc., Garth Newel Music Center Foundation, Hot Springs. Past president National Cathedral Association Served as Second lieutenant United States Army, 1918. Member University Virginia Law School Association, Military Order World Wars, S.A.R., Raven Society, Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (past president), Zeta Psi.

Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington) (past president), Cosmos (Washington), Alibi (Washington), Sulgrave (Washington). Chevy Chase (Maryland). Farmington (Charlottesville, Virginia).

Old Capitol (Monterey, California). Royal Swedish Yacht; Sallskapet (Stockholm).

Connections

Married Winifred Burney West, September 21, 1935 (deceased January 1978).

father:
Hugh Smith Cumming,

mother:
Lucy A. (Booth) Cumming,

spouse:
Winifred Burney West