Selden Chapin Edit Profile
He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1919 and served in the U.S. Navy from 1919 to 1925.
Junior grade); appointed foreign service officer, March 1925. Vice consul, Hankow, 1925. Secretary diplomatic service, 1927.
3d secretary Peking, 1927, Rome, 1929. 3d secretary, Quito, 1932, San Salvador, 1934, Port-au-Prince, 1934. Department State, 1936.
Assistant chief Division American Republics, 1938. Consul and 1st secretary, Montevideo, 1940. Department State, 1941.
Assistant chief Division American Republics, 1942. United States liaison officer with Inter-American Committee for Political Defense, Montevideo, 1942. Executive secretary, Committee on Political Planning, Department of State, 1943.
Counselor, American Diplomatic Mission, and Executive officer, civil affairs section, AFHQ, Algiers, 1943, charge d’affaires, Algiers and Paris, 1944. Department of State, 1945, director Office of Foreign Service, director general, November 13, 1946-April 7, 1947. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Hungary, April 1947-1949 (declared persona non grata by Communist government of Hungary, recalled for consultation by Department State, 1949).
A. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Netherlands, 1949, to Panma, 1953-1955, to Iran, 1955-1958. Deputy commandant for foreign affairs National War College, 1958-1960. Ambassador American Embassy, Lima, Peru, since 1960.
Clubs: Metropolitan, Army and Navy, Chevy Chase.
Married Mary Paul Noyes, March 30, 1927. Children: Helen, Frederic L. Served in United States Navy, 1919-1925, advanced to Lieutenant.