John Gardner Coolidge
|John Gardner Coolidge|
|United States Minister to Nicaragua|
June 5, 1908 – November 21, 1908
|Preceded by||William L. Merry|
|Succeeded by||John H. Gregory, Jr.|
|Born||July 4, 1863
|Died||February 28, 1936
John Gardner Coolidge (July 4, 1863 – February 28, 1936) was an American collector, diplomat, author, and nephew of Isabella Stewart Gardner.
Coolidge was appointed Minister to Nicaragua in 1908, at a time the relationship between the United States and Nicaragua was poor, and he arrived in Managua in August. He resigned in anger when no apology was forthcoming after a demonstration, ostensibly celebrating Taft's victory in the election, was disbanded and a U.S. flag confiscated in the process, despite an effort on the part of the State Department to calm him down.
His summer home, The Stevens-Coolidge Place, is now a nonprofit museum.
- Coolidge, John Gardner (1924). Random Letters From Many Countries. Boston: Marshall Jones. OCLC 565826.
- Coolidge, John Gardner (1931). A war diary in Paris, 1914-1917. Cambridge: Priv. Print. at the Riverside Press. OCLC 279442.
- John King Fairbank, Martha Henderson Coolidge, Richard J. Smith, H. B. Morse, Customs Commissioner and Historian of China, p. 277
- Schoultz, Lars (1998). Beneath the United States: a history of U.S. policy toward Latin America ([Fourth printing]. ed.). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University: Harvard University Press. p. 211. ISBN 0-674-92276-X.
William L. Merry
|United States Minister to Nicaragua
August 24, 1908–November 21, 1908
John H. Gregory, Jr.
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