Orsen N. Nielsen

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Orsen N. Nielsen was a United States diplomat.


Nielsen was born Orsen Norman Nielsen on September 22, 1892 to Eigil and Hilda J. Nielsen in Beloit, Wisconsin.[1]


Nielsen served as U.S. Vice Consul in Moscow, Russia in 1918 and in Stockholm, Sweden from 1918 to 1921. He would then serve as U.S. Consul in Berlin, Germany from 1921 to 1924; Dublin, Ireland from 1924 to 1926; and Tehran, Iran from 1927 to 1929. Later, he would serve as U.S. Consul General in Munich, Germany, where he was able to report on the actions of Germany during the beginning stages of World War II.[2] He would later hold the same position in Sydney, Australia.


  1. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. "Index to Politicians: Nicholson-brown to Nile". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2012-09-01. 
  2. ^ "Observing A Dictatorship : American Consular Reporting on Germany, 1933-1941" (PDF). Ghi-dc.org. Retrieved 2013-10-23.