Papers of Edwin C. Wilson, (1893-1972), American diplomat, served as U.S. Minister to Uruguay from 1939-1941, U.S. Ambassador
to Panama from 1941-1943 and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey from 1945-1948. Materials include correspondence, writings, photographs,
U.S. State Department documents and ephemera.
Edwin C. Wilson was born in 1893 in Palatka, Florida. In 1920, Wilson began his extensive diplomatic career by joining the
foreign services. Throughout the span of his career, he held such positions as First Secretary of the Embassy in Paris (1926-1930),
observer for the U.S. at the International Congress of Reparations and Rhineland Evacuation held at the Hague (1929-1930),
Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs at the Department of State in Washington (1931-1935), U.S. Minister to Uruguay
(1939-1941), U.S. Ambassador to Panama (1941-1943), and Representative of the U.S. to the French Committee of National Liberation
and post of Counselor of American Embassy in Paris (1943-1944). As President Franklin D. Roosevelt's diplomatic representative
in Algiers, Wilson worked with General Charles de Gaulle on plans for a provisional government in France.
1.7 lin. ft.
2 archives boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 mapcase folder