Frederic Jesup Stimson

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Frederic Jesup Stimson
Black and white portrait of a man with full beard, about 56, dressed in a three-piece suit with a bowtie.
1st United States Ambassador to Argentina
In office
January 8, 1915 – April 21, 1921
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Preceded byJohn W. Garrett
Succeeded byJohn W. Riddle
Personal details
Born(1855-07-20)July 20, 1855
Dedham, Massachusetts
DiedNovember 19, 1943(1943-11-19) (aged 88)
Dedham, Massachusetts
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Mabel Ashhurst
EducationHarvard University (A.B., LL.B., LL.D.)
ProfessionWriter, lawyer, diplomat

Frederic Jesup Stimson (July 20, 1855 – November 19, 1943) was an American writer and lawyer, who served as the United States Ambassador to Argentina from 1915 to 1921. He was the first U.S. envoy to Argentina to hold the title Ambassador, the previous envoys having held the title Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. He was a Harvard Law graduate and writer of several influential books on law, and also a novelist specializing in historical romances, sometimes writing under the pen name J.S. of Dale.[1]


  1. ^ "FREDERIC STIMSON, ' EX-DIPLOMAT, DEAD; Former Envoy to Argentina and l Brazil Was the Author of Novels, Polftioal Books". The New York Times. November 21, 1943. Retrieved June 17, 2018.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John W. Garrett
United States Ambassador to Argentina
Succeeded by
John W. Riddle