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  Davies, Joseph E.
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NameJoseph E. Davies
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Washington, District of Columbia , United States
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Born November 29, 1876
DiedMay 09, 1958 (81 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
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Feb 28, 2019 12:42am
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InfoBorn in Watertown, Wisconsin, Joseph Edward Davies resided and practiced law in Washington, D.C. During President Woodrow Wilson's administration, he was Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission for two years. In 1919, he was economic adviser to President Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference. In 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Davies Ambassador to the Soviet Union, where he remained for two years. He served during a period of tension in Europe and the Soviet Union, during the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Nazi Germany, and the great purge trials in Moscow. In 1938, he was named Ambassador to Belgium, and served there until World War II broke out. During the war he was an assistant to Secretary of State Hull, and then Chairman of the President's War Relief Control Board. Between 1936 and 1955, Davies was married to Marjorie Merriweather Post, sole heir to the Postum Cereal Company, which became the General Foods Corporation. Post, a serious fine and decorative arts collector, acquired many pieces in Russia, at a time when church and imperial family treasures were being sold by the Soviet authorities. These pieces eventually filled one of her residences, which is today the Hillwood Museum in Washington D.C.

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  05/14/1938 US Ambassador to Belgium Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  05/14/1938 US Ambassador to Luxembourg Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/16/1936 US Ambassador to the USSR Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  04/02/1918 WI US Senate - Special Election Lost 35.12% (-3.61%)
  03/19/1918 WI US Senate - Special D Primary Won 80.60% (+61.21%)
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