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William Short

diplomat

William Short, American diplomat. Member Executive Council Virginia, 1783-1784.

Background

Short, William was born on September 30, 1759 in “Spring Garden,” Surry County, Virginia, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth (Skipwith) Short.

Education

Graduated from College William and Mary, 1779.

Career

Minister at The Hague, 1792-1793. Minister to Russia, 1808, appointment rejected by Senate, 1809</td><tr><td class="label_burgverd11px"><b>Death</b></td></tr><tr><td> Died Philadelphia, Dec.

Membership

Member Executive Council Virginia, 1783-1784.

Connections

father:
William Short

mother:
Elizabeth (Skipwith) Short