Spruille Braden Edit Profile
Bachelor of Philosophy in Mining Engineering, Yale, 1914. Honorary degree U. Buenos Aires, 1938. Doctor of Laws, Johns Hopkins, 1939, Clark University, Allbright College, 1946.
E.D., Montana School Mines, 1947. Doctor of Humanities, Hillsdale College.
May 1962); children—Maruja (Mistress Luiz de Meirelles), Laurita Isolina (Mistress John Burgess Young), William II, Patricia (Mistress William L. Clark), Spruille. Married second, Verbena Victoria Williams, May 29, 1964. Miner, 1912, engineering various mining construction activities, 1912-1920.
Negotiated contracts for electrification Chilean State Rys. Westinghouse Electric Company, 1920. Organized Cohoe Processes, Inc., 1926.
Reorganized Englishtown Carpet Company (renamed Monmouth Rug Mills Inc.), 1925-1929, also director. Organized Rehabilitation Corporation, financing income-producing properties, 1932. Director American Ship and Commerce Corporation, Washington Harriman Securities, Pennsylvania Coal and Coke, Marion Steam Shovel Company, Kingscote realty corporation, Capitol Theatre Corporation, others.
Trustee, member Executive Committee Dry Dock Savings Bank. numerous assignments as ambassador and special representative United States President, from 1935. Ambassador to Colombia, 1939-1942, Cuba, 1942-1945, Argentina, 1945. Assistant secretary state American Republic Affairs, 1946-1947.
President, Americas Foundation, 1960-1966, Colombia Foundation, Colombian Association Mutual Aid. Chairman New York City Anti-crime Committee, 1951-1958.
Member PanAm Society United States (president 1953-1959, honorary president, 1959-1978), Inter-American Education Association (honorary), Chevaliers du Tastevin (grand officer), Society of Cincinnati (honorary), American Arbitration Association (director), Executive Committee), Navy League United States (life). Clubs: Metropolitan (past president New York City, honorary life).
Married Maria Humeres del Solar, September 5, 1915 (deceased.; married second, Verbena Victoria Williams, May 29, 1964. Children: Maruja (Mistress Luiz de Meirelles), Laurita Isolina (Mistress John Burgess Young), William II, Patricia (Mistress William L. Clark), Spruille.
- William Braden
- Mary (Kimball) Braden
- Verbena Victoria Williams
- Maria Humeres del Solar
- Patricia Braden (Mistress William L. Clark)
- William II Braden
- Spruille Braden
- Laurita Isolina Braden (Mistress John Burgess Young)
- Maruja Braden (Mistress Luiz de Meirelles)
Recipient Medal of Freedom (United States).