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Frederick William Backus Coleman (1874–1947)

Non-career appointee
State of Residence: Minnesota
  1. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Estonia)
      Appointed: September 20, 1922
      Presentation of Credentials: November 20, 1922
      Termination of Mission: Left Riga October 20, 1931
      • During Coleman’s tenure as non-resident Minister, Legation Tallinn was established on June 30, 1930, with Harry E. Carlson as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Also accredited to Latvia and Lithuania; resident at Riga.
    2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Latvia)
      Appointed: September 20, 1922
      Presentation of Credentials: November 13, 1922
      Termination of Mission: Left post. October 20, 1931
      • Also accredited to Estonia and Lithuania; resident at Riga.
    3. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Lithuania)
      Appointed: September 20, 1922
      Presentation of Credentials: December 5, 1922
      Termination of Mission: Left Riga October 20, 1931
      • During Coleman’s tenure as non-resident Minister, Legation Kovno (later Kaunas) was established on May 31, 1930, with Hugh S. Fullerton as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. Also accredited to Estonia and Latvia; resident at Riga.
  2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Denmark)
    Appointed: September 23, 1931
    Presentation of Credentials: February 10, 1932
    Termination of Mission: Appointment terminated May 1, 1933
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on December 17, 1931, after confirmation.