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Paxton Hibben, American journalist. Decorated Chevalier Order of St. Stanislas (Russian); Officer Order of the Redeemer (Greek), Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japan).


Hibben, Paxton was born on December 5, 1880 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Thomas Entrekin and Jeannie Merrill (Ketcham) Hibben.


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton, 1903. A.M., Harvard, 1904; studied law, Harvard, 1 year.


Constantine. Admitted to bar, 1906. 3rd secretary and 2d secretary American Embassy, Petrograd, Mexico City, 1905-1908. Secretary legation and charge d’affaires, Bogota, Colombia, 1908-1909, The Hague and Luxemburg, 1909-1912, Santiago, Chile, 1912 (retired).

War correspondent Collier’s Weekly, 1914-1915. Staff correspondent Associate Press, in Europe, 1915-1917. War correspondent Leslie’s Weekly in Near East, and secretary Russian communications of Near East Relief, June-December 1921.

Commissioned First lieutenant Field Artillery, November 27, 1917. Captain, May 31, 1919. Served at War College, Camp Grant, in France with 332d Field Artillery, Finance Bureau, S.O.S., at General Headquarters, in office Inspector General American Expeditionary Force.

Dischd., August 21, 1919. Captain O.R.C., February 7, 1920. Recommd. February 7, 1925.

With military mission to Armenia, August-December 1919. Staff correspondent in Europe for Chicago Tribune, 1919-1920. With Near East Relief, 1920-1922.

Secretary Russian Red Cross Commission in America, 1922. V. director for United States Nansen Relief Mission, 1923. Secretary American Committee Relief Russian Children, April 1922.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Constantine I and the Greek People, 1920. The Famine in Russia, 1922. Henry Ward Beecher—An American Portrait, 1927.


Married Cecile Craik, October 17, 1916.

Thomas Entrekin Hibben

Jeannie Merrill (Ketcham) Hibben

Cecile Craik