Joseph Hooker Shea

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Joseph Hooker Shea
Joseph Hooker Shea circa 1915.png
Shea circa 1915
United States Ambassador to Chile
In office
May 30, 1916 – May 5, 1921
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byHenry Prather Fletcher
Succeeded byWilliam Miller Collier
Personal details
Born(1863-07-24)July 24, 1863
Lexington, Indiana
DiedDecember 23, 1928(1928-12-23) (aged 65)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Joseph Hooker Shea (July 24, 1863 – December 23, 1928) was the United States Ambassador to Chile from 1916 to 1921.[1]


He was born on July 24, 1863. Shea was a member of the Indiana Senate from 1897 to 1899. He was a judge of the Fortieth Judicial Circuit of Indiana from 1906 to 1912, then a judge of the Indiana Court of Appeals from 1913 to 1916.[1]

He was the United States Ambassador to Chile from May 30, 1916 to May 5, 1921.[2]

He died on December 23, 1928.[1] He was buried in Saint Patricks Catholic Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.


  1. ^ a b c "Joseph H. Shea Dies. Ex-Envoy to Chile. Appointed Ambassador by Wilson. Had Served on Indiana Bench". New York Times. December 23, 1928. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
  2. ^ "Names Shea for Chilean Post" (PDF). New York Times. March 4, 1916. Retrieved 2013-12-20.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Henry P. Fletcher
United States Ambassador to Chile
Succeeded by
William Miller Collier