Meyer Robert Guggenheim

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Meyer Robert Guggenheim (May 17, 1885 – November 16, 1959) (often recorded as M. Robert Guggenheim) was an American statesman and a member of the prominent Guggenheim family.

Born in New York City, he was the son of Daniel Guggenheim (1856–1930), brother of Harry Frank Guggenheim, and nephew of Simon Guggenheim. From 1938 until his death he was married to Rebecca Pollard who was previously married to William van Lennep and afterwards to John Logan.[1]

He served with the United States Army during World War I. He was appointed United States Ambassador to Portugal, serving between 1953 and 1954.[2]

Meyer Robert Guggenheim died in Washington, D.C. in 1959, aged 74, and was interred in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.


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  2. ^ U.S. Department of State Office of the Historian: M. Robert Guggenheim
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Cavendish W. Cannon
U.S. Ambassador to Portugal
Succeeded by
James C. H. Bonbright