Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin

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Portrait of S.G.W. Benjamin, 1887
Benjamin's former residence (right) in Washington, D.C.

Samuel Greene Wheeler Benjamin (February 13, 1837 – July 19, 1914) was an American statesman.

His parents were American missionaries in Greece. Born in Argos, Greece, but then educated in the United States, he pursued careers as a journalist, author, and diplomat. In 1883, he was appointed as the first American Minister to Persia, a post he occupied for two years.

It was he who first drafted the diplomatic code used by the American legation in Persia.

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