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Ralph F. CHESBROUCH, United States Automotive Trade Commissioner to the Near East.


CHESBROUCH, Ralph F. was born on July 1, 1885 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of William H. and Annie Louise (Moss) Chesbrough.


Beloit College Academy, 1903. Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin, Bachelor of Arts, 1908. George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia.

Postgraduate Course, College, of Political Sciences, 1909-1910.


Student Interpreter, American Embassy, Constantinople, 1910-1912. V.-Consul General and Interpreter, Constantinople, 3 912-13. Y.-Consul, Beirut, Syria, 1914-1917.

American Consul, St. Gall, Switzerland, Delegate, for North Eastern Switzerland of the War Trade Board, Amer.


Member, of Inter Allied Textile Commission to Switzerland, 1917-1919. Member, Western Asia Division of American Delegation to Peace Conference, Paris, 1919. American Consul, Contantinople and Smyrna, and Secy, to Inter-Allied Commission to Investigate the Greek Occupation of Smyrna, 1919.

General Manager in Philadelphia, Alexandria, and Constantinople, of American Importing and Exporting Companies, 1920-1928. Automotive Trade Commissioner to Near East, Cairo, Egypt, United States Department of Commerce, 1928-1930. Member of Phi Kappa Psi.

The American Foreign Service Association. Department of State, Washington Club: Gezira (Cairo, Egypt).


Spouse Ruth A. Weeks, March 8, 1919, Paris, France.