Henry P. Fletcher

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Henry P. Fletcher

Henry Prather Fletcher (April 10, 1873 – July 10, 1959) was an American diplomat.

Biography[edit]

Fletcher was born in Greencastle, Pennsylvania in 1873. He was the fourth cousin once removed of William McKinley.

After the United States declared war on Spain in 1898, he joined Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders as a private in Troop K.

He later worked as a diplomat, serving as U.S. Minister to Chile from 1909 to 1914 and to Luxembourg from 1923 to 1924. He also served as Ambassador to Chile from 1914 to 1916; Mexico, 1916 to 1919; Belgium, 1922 to 1924; and Italy from 1924 to 1929.

He was also Chairman of the Republican Party from 1934 to 1936 and was a delegate to the Republican national conventions in 1936 and 1940.

He died in 1959 at his home in Newport, Rhode Island, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Norman H. Davis
Under Secretary of State
1921–1922
Succeeded by
William Phillips
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Thomas C. Dawson
United States Minister to Chile
9 September 1910–19 November 1914
United States diplomatic mission
upgraded to Embassy
United States diplomatic mission
upgraded from Legation
United States Ambassador to Chile
19 November 1914–9 March 1916
Succeeded by
Joseph Hooker Shea
Preceded by
Henry Lane Wilson
United States Ambassador to Mexico
1916–1919
Succeeded by
Charles B. Warren
Preceded by
Richard Washburn Child
United States Ambassador to Italy
1924–1929
Succeeded by
John W. Garrett
Party political offices
Preceded by
Everett Sanders
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
1934 - 1936
Succeeded by
John Hamilton