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Frederic Courtland Penfield (1855–1922)

Non-career appointee
State of Residence: Pennsylvania
  1. Agent/Consul General (Egypt)
    Appointed: May 13, 1893
    Presentation of Credentials: December 11, 1893
    Termination of Mission: Relinquished charge June 17, 1897
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on August 25, 1893, after confirmation.
  2. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Austria)
    Appointed: July 28, 1913
    Presentation of Credentials: September 26, 1913
    Termination of Mission: Left post. April 7, 1917
    • Commissioned to Austria-Hungary. Joseph C. Grew was serving as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim when Austria-Hungary severed diplomatic relations with the U.S., Apr 9, 1917.