Hector de Castro

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Hector de Castro(1849 – January 30, 1909) was an Ottoman born American businessman and diplomat.

Born in Constantinople, de Castro was educated in Paris and Vienna. He emigrating to the United States and was naturalized in 1885. He became Vice President of the American Cable Company. Resigned from American Cable Company in 1890 to accept position as Secretary of the Intercontinental Railroad Commission [1] In 1890, de Castro married Grace Aldrich of New York. The couple had no children.[2]

In 1897, de Castro was appointed United States General Consul in Rome.[3] Mrs. de Castro died in January 1908 and de Castro transferred to the General Consul position in Zurich in June the same year.[2][4]

De Castro died from nephritis on January 30, 1909.[1] He was buried in Rome.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Hector de Castro Dead". New York Times. Jan 31, 1909. 
  2. ^ a b "Griscom Hunts with King". New York Times. January 19, 1908. 
  3. ^ a b "Rome Gossips on New Ambassador". New York Times. February 7, 1909. p. C2. 
  4. ^ "Rome has Lost Consul General". New York Times. June 21, 1908. p. C3.