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Lucius Harwood Foote


Lucius Harwood Foote, American diplomat.


Foote, Lucius Harwood was born on April 10, 1826 in Winfield, New York, United States. Son of Review Lucius and Electa (Harwood) Foote.


Bachelor of Arts, Western Reserve, 1850, A.M., 1853. (honorary Master of Arts, Knox College, 1875).


Crossed plains to California, 1853. Admitted to bar, 1856. Municipal judge, Sacramento, 1856-1860.

Collector port of Sacramento, 1861-1865. Adjutant general California, 1872-1876. Consul to Valparaiso, Chili, 1878-1881.

Charge d’affaires, Chili, 1881. On special diplomatic mission in Central America, 1882. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Corea, 1882.

Distinguished himself in protection of Japanese and other foreigners in nationalist revolt of 1883 at Seoul. Received thanks of Emperor of Japan and freedom of City of Tokio. Thanks of government of China, and an autograph letter of thanks from the Emperor of Corea.

Resigned, 1884; secretary and treasurer California Academy of Sciences, 1890—.


Married Rose Frost Carter, 1862 (died 1885).

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