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Francis Patrick Matthews
Birth: Mar. 15, 1887
Albion
Boone County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1952
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

US Diplomat. A 1913 graduate of Creighton University, a Jesuit university in Omaha, Nebraska, he established a legal practice in Omaha. Having served on the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the early years of the President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, he served as Director and Vice President of the United Service Organizations (USO) during World War II. Appointed by President Harry S Truman to serve on the President's Committee on Civil Rights in 1946, he was Truman's choice for Secretary of the Navy in 1949. Of Irish ancestry, he accepted Truman's appointment as Ambassador to Ireland in 1951. He was serving as Ambassador at the time of his death while on a visit to his hometown of Omaha in 1952. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Claire Hughes Matthews (1888 - 1965)*
 
 Children:
  Kathleen Matthews Irvine (1918 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46916393
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- J Spencer
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- Christina
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- John Donne
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