Craig Wadsworth

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Craig Wharton Wadsworth
Born (1872-01-12)January 12, 1872
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died May 20, 1960(1960-05-20) (aged 88)
Resting place Temple Hill Cemetery, Geneseo New York, United States
Nationality United States
Education The Hill School
Harvard University
Occupation Diplomat
Known for Steeplechase rider, member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders
Parent(s) Craig Wasdworth
Evelyn Willing (Peters) Wadsworth

Craig Wharton Wadsworth (January 12, 1872 – May 20, 1960)[1] was a diplomat, steeplechase rider, and member of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. He was born in Philadelphia to Craig Wasdworth and Evelyn Willing (Peters) Wadsworth. He attended school at The Hill School at Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He studied at Harvard University in 1892 and was a member of the university's varsity football team.

He was an amateur steeplechase rider. He served in Cuba during the Spanish–American War where he served in Troop K of Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders. After the war, he served on Governor Theodore Roosevelt's military staff as a major in Albany, New York.[clarification needed]

In 1902, he started in the U.S. Diplomatic Service as third secretary to the American Embassy in London, taking up his position there on 1 July that year.[2] He then served as Consul General at Tehran, Persia; Bucharest, Romania; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Brussels, Belgium; and Lima, Peru. He retired in 1927 in Geneseo, New York.

Wadsworth was a member of the Knickerbocker Club, the Jockey Club, the Union Club, the Lambs Club, and the Racquet Club of New York City, the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC and the Roehampton Club, the Beefsteak Club, and St James's Club, of London.

He died on May 20, 1960, and is buried in Temple Hill Cemetery in Geneseo, New York.

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  1. ^ "Gen Craig Wharton Wadsworth". geni_family_tree. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  2. ^ "Court Circular" The Times (London). Friday, 6 June 1902. (36787), p. 10.