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In 1900 he was appointed the third secretary at the embassy in Paris, France. He was the American ambassador to Haiti from 1914 to 1921. He was ambassador during turbulent times in the history of Haiti, arriving there on a US battleship.
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Bailly-Blanchard, Arthur (1855-1925) — of Louisiana. Born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., October 1, 1855. Son of T. Bailly-Blanchard, Jr. and Jeanne Eliza (Field) Bailly-Blanchard. Democrat. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Minister to Haiti, 1914-21. Catholic. Died, in his room at the Mount Royal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, August 22, 1925. Burial location unknown.
- "Presidential Appointments". New York Times. July 17, 1900. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
Samuel Morrill of Massachusetts, Third Secretary of the embassy at Berlin. Arthur Baily Blanchard of Louisiana, Third Secretary of the embassy at Paris.
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