Robert Woods Bliss Edit Profile
Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1900, Arts.D., 1951. Doctor of Laws, University Missouri, 1933, Syracuse University, 1934.
Served in office of secretary of Porto Rico, 1900-1901. Private secretary to governor of Porto Rico, 1901-1903. Appointed consul at Venice, June 18, 1903.
2d secretary of Embassy, St. Petersburg, October 10, 1904. Secretary of Legation, Brussels, January 10, 1907. Delegate to the International Conference to consider revision of the arms and ammunition regulations of the General Act of Brussels of July 2, 1890, April 8, 1908.
Secretary of Legation, Buenos Aires, August 4, 1909. Secretary of Embassy at Paris, February 1, 1912. Counselor of Embassy at Paris, July 17, 1916-1920.
Attended and reported proceedings of International Conference for consideration of question of relief of aliens, Paris, June, 1912, charge d’affaires American Legation at The Hague, September-November 1918. Represented United States government during stay of Prince of Wales at San Diego, California. April, 1920; chief of Division of Western European Affairs, Department of State, 1921.
In charge of ceremonials, protocol, etc., Conference on Limitation of Armament, Washington, District of Columbia, 1921-1922. Chairman of the Board examiners, Diplomatic Service, 1921-1922. Appointed Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Sweden, January 30, 1923.
Appointed ambassador to Argentina, February 17, 1927. Special ambassador to Centenary Celebration of Uruguay, December 1930. Retired at own request after 30 yrs’. service, July 31, 1933.
Appointed consultant in Department of State, November 1942, special assistant to Secretary of State, February 1944 consultant to Secretary of State since December 1944, retired November 1945. Trustee Carnegie Institution (Executive Committee), American Federation of Arts (honorary president), The Museum of Primitive Art, American Museum Natural History, National Trust for Historic Preservation (vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee), American Scandinavian Foundation. Director American Society French Legion of Honor, Washington Criminal Justice Association (1st vice president), Free Europe U. in Exile, American Association Museum.
Served in office of secretary of Porto Rico, 1900-1901. Member of the board of overseers Harvard College, 1939-1945. Member joint committee on National Capitol, Smithsonian Art Commission (v. chairman, Executive Committee), National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission.
Member Pilgrims United States (executive committee). Clubs: Metropolitan, Chevy Chase, Alibi (Washington, District of Columbia).
Married Mildred Barnes, April.