Hector de Castro
Born in Constantinople, de Castro was educated in Paris and Vienna. He emigrating to the United States and was naturalized in 1885. He became Vice President of the American Cable Company. Resigned from American Cable Company in 1890 to accept position as Secretary of the Intercontinental Railroad Commission  In 1890, de Castro married Grace Aldrich of New York. The couple had no children.
In 1897, de Castro was appointed United States General Consul in Rome. Mrs. de Castro died in January 1908 and de Castro transferred to the General Consul position in Zurich in June the same year.