Craig Wadsworth

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Craig Wharton Wadsworth
Born (1872-01-12)January 12, 1872
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died May 20, 1960(1960-05-20) (aged 88)
Resting place
Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo, New York
Nationality United States
Education The Hill School
Harvard University
Occupation diplomat
Known for steeplechase rider, member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Parents Craig Wasdworth
Evelyn Willing (Peters) Wadsworth

Craig Wharton Wadsworth (January 12, 1872 - May 20, 1960) was a noted diplomat, steeplechase rider, and member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders He was born in Philadelphia to Craig Wasdworth and Evelyn Willing (Peters) Wadsworth. He attended school at The Hill School at Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He studied at Harvard University in 1892 and was a member of the university's varsity football team.

He was a noted amateur steeplechase rider. He served in Cuba during the Spanish-American War where he served in Troop K of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. After the war, he served on Governor Theodore Roosevelt's military staff as a major in Albany, New York.

In 1902 he started in the U.S. Diplomatic Service as third secretary to the American Embassy in London. He then served as Consul General at Tehran, Persia; Bucharest, Romania; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Brussels, Belgium; and Lima, Peru. He retired in 1927 in Geneseo, New York.

Wadsworth was a member of the Knickerbocker Club, the Jockey Club, the Union Club, the Lambs Club, and the Racquet Club of New York City, the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC and the Roehampton Club, the Beefsteak Club, and St James's Club, of London.

He died on May 20, 1960, and is buried in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo, New York.