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Edward Albright
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Birth: Aug. 18, 1873
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Death: May 25, 1937
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

United States Minister to Finland; United States Minister to Costa Rica; lawyer; newspaper publisher

A native of Sumner County, Tennessee, Edward Albright was appointed on July 24, 1933, as US Minister to Finland by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. As minister, in 1934 he protested Finland's embargo on American lard exports and secured the release of cargoes afloat when the embargo was imposed. He served as minister to Finland until transferred in March 1937 to the Ministry to Costa Rica. In poor health, Albright returned to his Gallatin, Tennessee home to rest. He died in a Nashville hospital before he could proceed to his new post in Costa Rica. An 1898 graduate of Cumberland University (Lebanon, Tennessee), he was a member of the Tennessee bar. He was publisher and editor of the "Sumner County News" from 1907 to 1933. In 1919, he was elected president of the National Editorial Association. Upon learning of his death, Albright's long-time personal friend and fellow Cumberland University alumnus, US Secretary of State Cordell Hull, issued the following statement: "I am greatly grieved to learn of the death of Edward Albright. Over a long period of years I was privileged to know him intimately and, in common with his many friends, held him in the highest esteem. As a leader in public and civic affairs his services to his community and to his State were outstanding. In late years he served his country with marked ability and distinction as United States Minster to Finland and was about to enter upon his duties as Minster to Costa Rica. I personally mourn the passing of one of my most loyal, intimate and trusted friends." 
Gallatin City Cemetery
Sumner County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Sect A, Row 3
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Record added: Mar 09, 2010
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Edward Albright
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Edward Albright
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Edward Albright
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