Early life 
Charles MacVeagh was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania on June 6, 1860. He was the son of Wayne MacVeagh, who was Attorney General of the United States in the administration of President James Garfield.
President Calvin Coolidge named him Ambassador to Japan. He was commissioned Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary on September 24, 1925 during a recess of the Senate. He was recommissioned after his confirmation by the Senate on December 17, 1925. Ambassador MacVeagh presented his credentials to the Japanese government on December 9, 1925 and served until December 6, 1928.
MacVeagh was interested in his (and his wife's) Scottish heritage. In the 1910s he built an extensive summer estate called Fasnacloich (named after a Scottish manor originally in his wife's family) in Harrisville, New Hampshire, not far from his brother Franklin's Knollwood estate. The estate, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an homage to English and Scottish medieval houses, featuring terraced gardens and imported Italian fountains. The MacVeaghs entertained literary, artistic, and political figures there.
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