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John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1881–1960)

Foreign Service Officer
States of Residence: Maryland, New Jersey
  1. Assistant Secretary of State
    Appointed: November 18, 1924
    Entry on Duty: November 19, 1924
    Termination of Appointment: May 19, 1925
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on Jan 3, 1925.
  2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (China)
    Appointed: April 9, 1925
    Presentation of Credentials: July 15, 1925
    Termination of Mission: Left post on November 22, 1929
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on December 17, 1925, after confirmation. Commissioned to China.
  3. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Lithuania)
      Appointed: August 28, 1933
      Presentation of Credentials: December 20, 1933
      Termination of Mission: Left Kaunas, 1936-02-13; departed from Riga February 12, 1936
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on January 15, 1934, after confirmation. Also accredited to Estonia and Latvia; resident at Riga.
    2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Estonia)
      Appointed: August 28, 1933
      Presentation of Credentials: January 4, 1934
      Termination of Mission: Left Riga February 12, 1936
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on January 15, 1934, after confirmation. Also accredited to Lithuania and Latvia; resident at Riga.
    3. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Latvia)
      Appointed: August 28, 1933
      Presentation of Credentials: December 13, 1933
      Termination of Mission: Left post on February 12, 1936
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on January 15, 1934, after confirmation. Also accredited to Lithuania and Estonia; resident at Riga.
  4. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Turkey)
    Appointed: January 24, 1936
    Presentation of Credentials: March 16, 1936
    Termination of Mission: Left post on November 28, 1941