John Farr Simmons Edit Profile
Graduate Pingry School, Elizabeth, New Jersey, 1909. Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University, 1913.
Mistress John G. Finley). Married second, Caroline Huston Thompson, November 11, 1936. Children—John Farr, Huston Thompson, Malcolm MacLaren.
Teacher, Birmingham, England, and Switzerland, 1914-1915. With Simmons Brothers Company, manufacturers, Philadelphia, March-September 1916. Appointed vice counsul, at Vienna, Austria, January 19, 1917.
Vice counsul. Paris. 1917. Translations back to Vienna, as vice consul and American delegate to Interallied Trade Commission. Returned to Paris, 1921, to take charge of America passport office, appointed consul, at Paris, 1923, translations as consul to Riga, May 6, 1925.
Assigned for duty at Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia, August 17, 1927. Appointed Chief of Visa Office, Department of State, February 1, 1929. Appointed 1st secretary American Embassy, Mexico City, June 13, 1930.
Appointed consul general, at Cologne, Germany, July 5, 1932. Translations for duty at Department of State, Washington, November, 1933. Appointed chief of Visa Division, Department of State, February 12, 1934.
Appointed counselor Legation. Ottawa, Canada, December 27, 1937. Counselor of Embassy, Rio de Janeiro, June 11, 1941.
Became ambassador to El Salvador, September 21, 1944, ambassador to Ecuador, 1947-1950. Chief of protocol Department of State, 1950-1957. Chairman Foreign Service Selection Board, 1954.
Washington representative of Blaw-Knox Company, Pittsburgh, 1957-1960. Trustee International House, New York City.
Member American Foreign Service Association, Chevy Chase Club (Washington, D. C.), Cap and Gown (Princeton), Chantilly Golf Club, Rideau Club (Ottawa).
Married Nancy Robinson, December 6, 1924.; married second, Caroline Huston Thompson, November 11, 1936. Children: John Farr, Huston Thompson, Malcolm MacLaren.
Grand Officer, Military Order of Christ (Portugal). Commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’ Honneur (France). Grand Cordon, Order Sacred Treasure (Japan).
Grand Cross Merit (Germany). Grand Cross of Phoenix (Greece). Grand Cross, Order of Quetzal (Guatemala).