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Caffery, Jefferson (Jefferson)

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1974 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician


1886 - Caffery was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on the 1st of December.

         - He was privately educated in primary and secondary school.

1906 - He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Tulane University in New Orleans.

1909 - He was admitted to the Louisiana bar.

1911 - He entered the Foreign Service as second secretary of the legation in Caracas during the William Howard Taft administration.

1916 - He traveled to Persia (now Iran), to Paris after World War I with President Wilson's peacemakers.

1920 - He was named second-in-command at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid.

1926 - He served as US ambassador to El Salvador.

1928 - He was US ambassador to Colombia.

1933 - He served as assistant secretary of state under Cordell Hull.

1934 - He became the US ambassador to Cuba.

1937 - He was US ambassador to Brazil.

1944 - He served as US ambassador to France.

1949 - He was US ambassador to Egypt.

         - He received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor from the president of France.

1954 - He held several honorary degrees and decorations, including the Laetare Medal from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.

1955 - He was awarded the Order of the Cordon of the Republic from the president of Egypt.

1971 - He was awarded the Foreign Service Cup by his fellow Foreign Service officers.

1974 - He died on the 13th of April.


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