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George Wadsworth II (1893–1958)

Foreign Service Officer
State of Residence: New York
  1. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim (Italy)
    Presentation of Credentials: October 1941
    Termination of Mission: Italy declared war on the United States December 6, 1941
  2. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Diplomatic Agent/Consul General (Syria)
      Appointed: October 9, 1942
      Presentation of Credentials: November 30, 1942
      Termination of Mission: Promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 17, 1944
      • Commissioned to the Republic of Syria. Also accredited to Lebanon; resident at Beirut.
    2. Diplomatic Agent/Consul General (Lebanon)
      Appointed: October 9, 1942
      Presentation of Credentials: November 19, 1942
      Termination of Mission: Promoted to Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary November 16, 1944
      • Also accredited to Syria; resident at Beirut.
  3. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Syria)
      Appointed: September 21, 1944
      Presentation of Credentials: November 17, 1944
      Termination of Mission: Left post. February 8, 1947
      • Commissioned to the Republic of Syria. Also accredited to Lebanon; resident at Beirut.
    2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Lebanon)
      Appointed: September 21, 1944
      Presentation of Credentials: November 16, 1944
      Termination of Mission: Left post on February 1, 1947
      • Also accredited to Syria; resident at Beirut.
  4. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Iraq)
    Appointed: November 19, 1946
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; did not serve under this appointment.
  5. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Iraq)
    Appointed: January 13, 1947
    Presentation of Credentials: February 15, 1947
    Termination of Mission: Left post on September 26, 1948
  6. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Turkey)
    Appointed: August 11, 1948
    Presentation of Credentials: October 1, 1948
    Termination of Mission: Left post on January 2, 1952
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on March 2, 1949, after confirmation.
  7. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Czechoslovakia)
    Appointed: October 8, 1952
    Presentation of Credentials: December 29, 1952
    Termination of Mission: Left post. October 30, 1953
    • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned after confirmation on May 1, 1953.
  8. Concurrent Appointments
    1. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (Saudi Arabia)
      Appointed: October 21, 1953
      Presentation of Credentials: January 9, 1954
      Termination of Mission: Left post. January 1, 1958
      • Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on January 26, 1954, after confirmation. Also accredited to Yemen; resident at Jeddah.
    2. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary (Yemen)
      Appointed: October 21, 1953
      Presentation of Credentials: September 13, 1954
      Termination of Mission: Left Jidda January 1, 1958
      • Commissioned to the Kingdom of Yemen. Commissioned during a recess of the Senate; recommissioned on January 26, 1954, after confirmation. Also accredited to Saudi Arabia; resident at Jeddah.