John W. Riddle

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For others with this name, see John Riddle (disambiguation)

John Wallace Riddle (1864 – 1941) was an American diplomat. His first diplomatic assignment was as agent/consul general in Egypt (1904–1905).[1] He was then sent to Romania and Serbia in 1905 to serve as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (residing in Bucharest[1]), followed by postings as U.S. ambassador to Russia (1907–1909) and ambassador to Argentina (1922–1925).[1][2] He was married to American architect Theodate Pope Riddle.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "John Wallace Riddle". Office of the Historian, U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  2. ^ "U.S. Ministers and Ambassadors to Russia". Embassy of the United States, Moscow Russia. Retrieved 2009-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Theodate Pope Riddle". Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2009-08-09.