Thomas Cleland Dawson Edit Profile
Brother of Allan D.; Bachelor of Arts, Hanover College, Indiana, 1883, A.M., 1898. Harvard, 1884-1885; Bachelor of Laws, Cincinnati Law School, 1886.
Published country newspaper, Enterprise, Florida, 1882-1884. Admitted to bar, 1886. Practiced law, Des Moines, Iowa, 1886-1889.
Legislative correspondent and later city editor Iowa Daily Register, Des Moines, 1890-1891. Practiced law Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1891-1897. Assistant attorney general of Iowa, 1891-1894.
Secretary United States Legation to Brazil, 1897-1904. 5 times charge d’affaires of legation. Minister resident and consul general of the United States to Santo Domingo, 1904-1907.
Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Colombia, 1907-1909, to Chile, 1909-1910. Chief Division of Latin American Affairs, Department of State, 1910. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to Panama, 1910.
Special agent to Nicaragua, 1910. Special commissioner to Honduras, 1911. Special ambassador to Venezuelan Centennial, 1911.
Resident diplomatic officer of Department of State, since 1911.
Married Luiza Guerra Duval, of Porto Alegre, Brazil, April.