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Washburn, Albert Henry, 1866-1930



  • Existence: 1866 - 1930

Albert Henry Washburn was born in 1866, in Middleboro, MA. He graduated from Cornell University in 1889, and joined the Consular Service as a secretary to the U.S. Legation in Magdeburg, Germany, in 1890. From 1893-1897, Washburn acted as the private secretary of Henry Cabot Lodge. He received his LL.B from Georgetown University in 1895. In 1897, he was appointed as U.S. District Attorney in Massachusetts. After a period in private practice with Albert Comstock, he received his A. M. from Dartmouth College in 1919, and a year later began teaching political science and international law at the College. In 1922, he was appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary in charge of the U.S. Legation in Austria, a position he held until 1929. During that time he arbitrated in the Austrian-Yugoslavian Commercial Dispute and represented the United States at the Hague Conference examining the rules of warfare. Considered for the position of ambassador to Japan after he was recalled to Washington by the Hoover administration in 1929, Washburn died unexpectedly in 1930.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Albert Henry Washburn papers

Identifier: ML-10
Overview Albert Henry Washburn (1866-1930), minister to the U.S. legation in Vienna, professor and lawyer. The collection consists of correspondence, records, notes, memoranda, photographs, scrapbooks and published material related to his career as a lawyer, professor and government official.