William Penn Cresson Edit Profile
Student of University of Pennsylvania, 1895, École des Beaux Arts, Paris, 1897-1902 (student of the 1st class).
Practiced architecture, Washington, District of Columbia, 1905-1907. Ranching in Nevada, 1907-1909. Secretary of America Legation at Lima, Peru, 1909-1912.
2ed secretary American Embassy, London, 1912-1913. Secretary American Legation, Quito, Ecuador, 1913-1914, Panama, 1914-1915. Secretary American Embassy, Petrograd, May 21, 1915-1917.
Secretary American Legation, Lisbon, Portugal, August 1917. Retired; assistant professor international law Princeton, 1920-1921. Lecturer on diplomatic history, Georgetown University, 1924-1927.
Fletcher professor of international law and diplomacy, Tufts College, 1927-1928, 1928-1929. Appointed a diplomatic secretary Conference on Limitation of Armament, Washington, 1921-1922, and of VI Pan-American Conference, Havana, 1928. Commissioned Lieutenant A.S., S.O.R.C., September 1917.
Captain A.S., January 1918. Chief American Military Mission Belgian General Headquarters. Major M.I.O.R.C.
Married Margaret French, January 10, 1921.