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 Warren Delano Robbins

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Warren Delano Robbins

Birth
Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Death 7 Apr 1935 (aged 49)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 20817654 View Source
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Diplomat. A first cousin of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Robbins graduated from Harvard in 1908. In 1909, he began a career in the US Foreign Service when he was appointed secretary to the Ambassador to Portugal. He later carried out assignments in Argentina, France, Guatemala, Chile, Germany, and Italy, as well as at the US State Department in Washington, DC. In 1929 Robbins became Ambassador to El Salvador. In 1930 he became White House Ceremonial Officer, responsible for greeting and escorting foreign dignitaries. In 1931 Robbins was appointed Chief of Protocol at the State Department. In 1933 President Roosevelt named him Ambassador to Canada, a position he held until shortly before his death from pneumonia. In 1937 Robbins' widow Irene de Bruyn, a Belgian who grew up in Argentina, was appointed Assistant Chief of the Department of State's Foreign Service Buildings Office, responsible for furnishing and decorating US embassies, consulates and other facilities.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 6 Aug 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 20817654
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/20817654/warren-delano-robbins : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Delano Robbins (3 Sep 1885–7 Apr 1935), Find a Grave Memorial ID 20817654, citing Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .