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Caffery, Jefferson

Born: 1886 AD
Died: 1974 AD
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.