Jefferson Caffery Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Tulane University, 1906, Doctor of Laws, 1968. Doctor of Laws, Catholic U. American, 1941, U. Lyon (France), 1947, Seattle U., 1955, U. Southwestern Louisiana, 1971. Juris Scientiae Doctor, Holy Cross College, 1955, Doctor of Philosophy.
(honorary), University Brazil, 1943.
Admitted to Louisiana Bar, 1909. Secretary United States legation, Caracas, Venezuela, 1911-1913, followed by various foreign service appointments (including Paris, 1917-1919), 1913-1919. Assigned Department State for United States visits King of Belgian and Prince of Wales, 1919.
Various assignments abroad, 1919-1924. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Salvador, 1926-1928, to Columbia, 1928-1933. Special presidential representative wtih rank of ambassador, at inauguration President Herrera of Columbia, 1930.
Special representative Department State, Salvador, 1931-1932. Appointed assistant secretary state, 1933, member personnel board Foreign Service, personal presidential representative to Cuba, with rank of ambassador, 1933. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Cuba, 1934-1937.
Ambassador to Brazil, 1937-1944. United States representative with rank of ambassador to de facto French authority, 1944. Ambassador to France, 1944-1949, to Egypt, 1949-1955.
Retired, 1955. Personal representative of President Eisenhower for inauguration Pakistan Republic and 1st Pakistan president, Karachi, 1956. Representative United States Senate special commission to study foreign aid programs in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, 1956. United States representative numerous confs., delegations.
Signer for United States international agreements, treaties.
Member American Foreign Service Association, Brazilian Bar Association (honorary), S.A.R. Clubs: Metropolitan (Washington).
Married Gertrude McCarthy, November 20, 1937.
Roman Catholic Grand Cross Pius IX. Order of Cordon of Egypt 1st class. Grand cross of Carlos Cespedes Cuba Order Prder of Boyaca (Columbia).
Order of Simon Bolivar (Venezuela). Honored with establishment Jefferson Caffery Chair political science S. Western Louisiana U., also Jefferson Caffery Louisiana Room. Numerous foreign honors.
Made honorary citizen numerous French cities. Honorary member Egyptian tribes.