Francis Bowes Sayre Sr.

Francis Bowes Sayre Sr.

Birth
South Bethlehem, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Mar 1972 (aged 86)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID 6841866 · View Source
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US Diplomat. He served as High Commissioner to the Philppines, 1929-1942 and was a Delegate to the United Nations following World War II. In 1933 Sayre left Harvard University's law faculty for the State Department and where he picked Alger Hiss to be his assistant. Later Hiss would be put on trial for perjury after being accused of being a spy. In 1913 Sayre married Jesse Wilson, the daughter of then President Woodrow Wilson. There son Francis B. Sayre Jr. served as the Episcopal dean of the Washington National Cathedral.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 9 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6841866
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Bowes Sayre Sr. (30 Apr 1885–29 Mar 1972), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6841866, citing Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .