Ulysses Grant-Smith

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Ulysses S. Grant-Smith (November 18, 1870 – August 27, 1959)[1] was an American career diplomat who served as Minister to Albania and Minister to Uruguay during the interwar period.

Biography[edit]

He was originally from Washington County, Pennsylvania.[2] A career foreign service officer, he arrived in Copenhagen on 18 July 1917, to take up the position of Counselor at the US Legation there. Less than five months later, upon Minister Maurice Egan's departure on 16 December, he became Chargé d'Affaires and the ranking US representative in Denmark. He remained Chargé for over a year, until the arrival of the new US Minister, Norman Hapgood, on April 16, 1919. On September 18, 1919 Grant-Smith left Copenhagen, and was declared eligible for a new diplomatic assignement. On December 4, 1919 he was appointed US Commissioner to Hungary.[3] In 1922, he became the first U.S. Minister to Albania. Grant-Smith was appointed to the post in September 1922 by President Warren G. Harding, and arrived in Tirana in December of the same year. He served through February 8, 1925, and was then made Minister to Uruguay from 1925 to 1929.[4] Grant-Smith died in 1959.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ulysses Grant-Smith at Find a Grave
  2. ^ "Grant-Smith". The Political Graceyard. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Foreign Service Register and biographical index, United States Department of State
  4. ^ "Ulysses Grant-Smith (1870–1959)". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
new office
United States Minister to Albania
1922–1925
Succeeded by
Herman Bernstein
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Hoffman Philip
United States Minister to Uruguay
1922–1925
Succeeded by
Leland Harrison