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Edwin Vernon Morgan
Birth: Feb. 22, 1865
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 16, 1934
Petropolis, Brazil

Diplomat. He graduated from Harvard University in 1890, received a masters degree from Harvard in 1891 and then continued his studies in Europe. Upon his return in 1893, he became an assistant professor of history at Harvard, where he remained until 1895, when he was appointed a professor of history at Cleveland's Adelbert College. In 1899 he began a diplomatic career when he was named Secretary of the Samoan High Commission. Beginning in 1900 he carried out consular and administrative assignments, including positions in Korea, Russia, China and Washington, DC. In 1905 he was named Minister to Korea, and later that year he was named Minister to Cuba. In 1909 Morgan left Cuba to become Minister to Paraguay and Uruguay, and from 1911 to 1912 he was Minister to Portugal. In 1912 he was appointed Ambassador to Brazil, where he remained until 1933. Morgan remained in Brazil after his retirement, and died at his home in Petropolis. His more than 20 years in one assignment made him one of the United States's longest tenured diplomats. He contributed books to schools throughout the countries where he was assigned, and donated many artifacts and curios from his diplomatic postings to institutions in the United States, including the Peabody Essex Museum's Korean collection. He was so well regarded that he received a Brazilian state funeral, and a street was named for him in Rio de Janeiro's federal district. Edwin V. Morgan was the grandson of Congressman Edwin Barber Morgan(bio by: Bill McKern) 
Cemitério Municipal de Petrópolis
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Record added: Nov 19, 2009
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Edwin Vernon Morgan
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