Maxwell M. Hamilton

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Maxwell M. Hamilton
Maxwell Hamilton.jpg
United States Ambassador to Finland
In office
September 25, 1945 – March 26, 1946
Preceded by Benjamin M. Hulley (interim)
Succeeded by Avra M. Warren
Personal details
Born 1896
Died 1957 (aged 60–61)
Residence Iowa[1]
Alma mater Washington & Jefferson College

Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton was an American diplomat and United States Ambassador to Finland between 1945 and 1947.

He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, in 1918.[2]

On December 8, 1944, Maxwell was appointed U.S. Representative to Finland, an appointment coming shortly after the end of World War II that did not constitute formal resumption of relations with Finland.[3] Following the 1945 parliamentary election, the United States agreed to resume full relations with Finland.[3] He was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Finland on September 25, 1945 and he presented his credentials on March 26, 1946.[1] His mission was terminated on August 25, 1947.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Maxwell McGaughey Hamilton(1896-1957)". Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State. 
  2. ^ Navarro Abad, Jay-Raymond (2002). "Prominent Alumni by Chapter". Prominent Alumni of Phi Delta Theta. Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
  3. ^ a b "VI REBUILDING OF U.S.-FINNISH TIES, 1945–1980 - Resumption of U.S.-Finnish Diplomatic Relations" (PDF). U.S.- Finnish Diplomatic Relations. The United States Embassy - Helsinki, Finland. p. 34. ISBN 952-91-1159-2. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24. 

External links[edit]

Maxwell M. Hamilton at The Political Graveyard