Lester L. Schnare, American consular service. Mason.
Schnare, Lester L. was born on May 15, 1884 in Mondovi, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Henry W. and Anna M. (Hefling) Schnare.
Graduated from the high school, Fitzgerald, Georgia, 1902. Bachelor of Laws, George Washington University, 1914, Master of Laws, 1919.
Teacher, public schools, Georgia, 1902-1905. City editor, Fitzgerald, Georgia, 1905-1906. Stenographer, Pensacola (Florida) Navy Yard, 1906-1907.
United States Bureau Immigration, Washington, District of Columbia, 1907-1912. Law clerk, same, 1912-1915. Vice consul, Shanghai, China, 1916-1917, Canton, 1917-1918, Yokohana, Japan.
May July 1918; special assistant, Department State, October 1918-July 1919. Consul, Yokohama, 1920-1921. Detailed to Krobe, 1921-1922, consul, Swatow, China, 1922-1923, Cartagena, Columbia, 1923-1927, Breslau, Germany, 1927-1931, Hamburg, Germany, 1931-1936.
Milan, Italy, 1936-1941. Consul general, Rangoon, Burma, November 1941-February 1942, Maymyo. Brumo, February-March 1942, Calcutta, India, April-September 1942.
First-secretary of Legation, Tehran, Iran, September 1942-October 1943. Department of State October 1943-December 1944. Consul general, Rome, December 1944-April 1945.
Consul general, Genoa, May 1945-November 1947. Retired from active service, November 1947.