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Edwin Vernon Morgan

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Edwin Vernon Morgan
Edwin Vernon Morgan in 1919.jpg
United States Ambassador to Brazil
In office
June 4, 1912 – August 23, 1933
PresidentWilliam Howard Taft
Woodrow Wilson
Warren G. Harding
Calvin Coolidge
Herbert Hoover
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Preceded byIrving Bedell Dudley
Succeeded byHugh S. Gibson
United States Minister to Portugal
In office
August 3, 1911 – February 11, 1912
PresidentWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byHenry Gage
Succeeded byCyrus Woods
United States Minister to Paraguay
In office
June 29, 1910 – July 8, 1911
PresidentWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byEdward C. O'Brien
Succeeded byNicolai A. Grevstad
United States Minister to Uruguay
In office
March 31, 1910 – July 8, 1911
PresidentWilliam Howard Taft
Preceded byEdward C. O'Brien
Succeeded byNicolai A. Grevstad
United States Minister to Cuba
In office
March 1, 1906 – January 5, 1910
PresidentTheodore Roosevelt
William Howard Taft
Preceded byHerbert G. Squiers
Succeeded byJohn Brinkerhoff Jackson
3rd United States Minister to Korea
In office
June 26, 1905 – November 17, 1905
PresidentTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byHorace Newton Allen
Succeeded byDiplomatic relations ended
Personal details
Born(1865-02-22)February 22, 1865
Aurora, New York
DiedApril 16, 1934(1934-04-16) (aged 69)
Petrópolis, Brazil
Cause of deathAngina
Resting placeCemitério Municipal de Petrópolis, Petrópolis, Brazil
22°30′32″S 43°11′20″W / 22.5090°S 43.1888°W / -22.5090; -43.1888
RelativesEdwin B. Morgan, grandfather
Alma materHarvard University
AwardsOrder of the Southern Cross

Edwin Vernon Morgan (February 22, 1865 – April 16, 1934) was an American diplomat.[1][2]

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He was born in Aurora, New York on February 22, 1865. He was the grandson of Congressman Edwin Barber Morgan. He attended Phillips Academy and then in 1890 graduated from Harvard University in with a bachelor's degree. Harvard awarded him a masters the following year. He then taught at Harvard and Western Reserve University before entering the United States Foreign Service.[1]

He served as United States Ambassador to Brazil,[3] and served as Minister to Cuba, Paraguay, Uruguay, Portugal, and Korea.[4]

An officer of the Order of the Southern Cross,[5][6] he retired to Petropolis, Brazil, where he died on April 16, 1934.[7][1]


  1. ^ a b c Edwin V Morgan papers Peabody Essex Museum; accessed Dec 6 2015
  2. ^ Find a Grave - Edwin V Morgan Find a Grave; accessed Dec 6 2015
  3. ^ Edwin Vernon Morgan (1865–1934) US Embassy, Seoul Archived 2011-09-10 at the Wayback Machine Former Chiefs of Mission in Korea - from 1883; accessed Dec 6, 2015
  4. ^ US Dept of State - Office of the Historian - People - Edwin Vernon Morgan (1865–1934) United States Department of State website; accessed Dec 6 2015
  5. ^ "Street Named for Ambassador". The New York Times. July 22, 1934. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  6. ^ "EDWIN V. MORGAN IS DEAD IH BRAZIL; { Served as Ambassador to That Country 21 Years -- a Victim of Angina Pectoris. WAS A HARVARD ALUMNUS Had Been Our Minister to Cuba, ! Paraguay, Portugal and Korea Retired Last Year". The New York Times. April 17, 1934. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  7. ^ Find a Grave - Edwin Vernon Morgan (1865–1934) Find a Grave; accessed Dec 6 2015

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Irving Bedell Dudley
United States Ambassador to Brazil
Succeeded by
Hugh S. Gibson

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