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 Francis Patrick Matthews

Francis Patrick Matthews

Birth
Albion, Boone County, Nebraska, USA
Death 18 Oct 1952 (aged 65)
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 46916393 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 20 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46916393
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Patrick Matthews (15 Mar 1887–18 Oct 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46916393, citing Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .