Christian Archibald Herter

Christian Archibald Herter

Birth
City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death 30 Dec 1966 (aged 71)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 6941702 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Massachusetts Governor, Presidential Cabinet Member. Graduating from Harvard University in 1915, he entered politics and served as an attaché to the American Embassy in Berlin, (1915-16). He also served in the State Department in Washington, D.C. (1917-19), was the personal assistant to the Secretary of Commerce, (1921-24) and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, (1931-43). He was then elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress and to the next four succeeding Congresses, serving (1943-53). In 1953, he was elected as a Republican the 59th Governor of Massachusetts, serving until 1957. After leaving office, he was appointed Under Secretary of State and was Secretary of State in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s cabinet, (1959-61). He was co-chairman of the U.S. Citizens Commission on NATO, (1961-62) and served as the U.S. Special Representative for trade negotiations from 1963, until his death.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christian Archibald Herter (28 Mar 1895–30 Dec 1966), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6941702, citing Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .