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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biographical Note

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: David Wooster King Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1914-1971
    Collection number: 72014
    Creator: King, David Wooster, 1893-
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Diary, orders, correspondence, and memorabilia, relating to French and American military operations in World War I, the American consular service in Ethiopia in 1926, and Office of Strategic Services activities in North Africa during World War II.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], David Wooster King papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    United States. Dept. of State.
    United States. Office of Strategic Services.
    Secret service--United States.
    World War, 1914-1918.
    World War, 1939-1945.
    World War, 1939-1945--Secret service.
    Ethiopia--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--Ethiopia.

    Biographical Note

    1893, July 5 Born, Wickford, R.I.
    1914, August Enlisted in French Foreign Legion
    1915, October Transferred to 170th French Infantry
    1917, November Released by French Army
    1918, January 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army
    1918, March Assistant to Military Attach, Col. W. F. H. Godsden
    1918, December Paris Peace Conference
    1919, August Return to United States for demobilization
    1920 Calcutta, India
    1926 Abyssinia
    1935-1945 Lt. Col. AUS OSS Algiers, Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Washington, New York
    1941-1943 Vice Consul and Military Intelligence