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.