James Jeremiah Wadsworth
|James Jeremiah Wadsworth|
|4th United States Ambassador to the United Nations|
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Adlai Stevenson|
June 16, 1905|
Groveland, New York
|Died||March 13, 1984
Rochester, New York
|Spouse(s)||Harty Griggs Tilton|
James Jeremiah "Jerry" Wadsworth (June 12, 1905 – March 13, 1984) was a U.S. diplomat. A member of the prominent Genesee Valley Wadsworths, he was a direct descendant of pioneer William Wadsworth, a founder of Hartford, Connecticut.
His great-grandfather, James S. Wadsworth, was a Union general in the American Civil War, killed in the Battle of the Wilderness of 1864. Both his grandfather, James Wolcott Wadsworth, and his father, James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr., represented New York in Congress. His other grandfather was United States Secretary of State John Hay. His sister Evelyn was married to William Stuart Symington; they were the parents of James Wadsworth Symington, his nephew.
Wadsworth graduated from Fay School in 1918, St. Mark's School, and Yale University in 1927, where he was a member of Skull and Bones. Wadsworth was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1932 until 1941, when he resigned. He was later appointed by President Eisenhower as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, in which position he served from 1960 to 1961.
- The Price of Peace, Praeger, 1961.
- The Glass House, Praeger, 1966.
- The Silver Spoon: An Autobiography, W. F. Humphrey Press (Geneva, NY), 1980.
- "James J(eremiah) Wadsworth." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Gale Biography In Context. Web. 27 Apr. 2011.
- "YALE'S 'TAP DAY' CLOSE AT HAND: Four Senior Societies Will Pick Their New Members on the Campus on Thursday. SIXTY MEN TO BE CHOSEN Honors Usually Go to Juniors Who Have Rendered Special Service to Their Class.". New York Times. 9 May 1926. p. 2.
- Reminiscences of James Jeremiah Wadsworth - Oral History - Eisenhower Administrative File - Columbia University
- "New Job for Old Hand" - Time - August 22, 1960
- James Jeremiah Wadsworth at The Political Graveyard
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
|United States Ambassador to the United Nations
1960 – 1961
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