Jefferson Thomas Caffery

Jefferson Thomas Caffery

Birth
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 13 Apr 1974 (aged 87)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 6476815 · View Source
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United States Diplomat. One of the most active diplomats in American history, he served as ambassador to Salvador (1926-28), Colombia (1928-33), Cuba (1934-37), Brazil (1937-44), France (1944-49), and Egypt (1949-55). He also worked in various lower diplomatic positions in Germany, Japan, Greece, Sweden, Venezuela, and Persia. In 1933, Caffery briefly served as Assistant Secretary of State under Cordell Hull. He and his wife are buried in a private garden, right behind one of the cathedral's office buildings, along the sidewalk which runs directly behind the cathedral.

Bio by: Joel Manuel


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
  • Added: 4 Jun 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6476815
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jefferson Thomas Caffery (1 Dec 1886–13 Apr 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6476815, citing Saint John Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .