123W451/94: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Cuba (Reed)

20. The President desires to appoint Sumner Welles, at present Assistant Secretary of State, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States to Cuba.

A full biography of Mr. Welles may be found in the Department’s Circular Instruction of April 6, 1933, to American Diplomatic and Consular Officers,7 notifying them of the appointment of Mr. Welles as Assistant Secretary.

Ascertain whether the appointment of Mr. Welles would be agreeable to the Cuban Government and cable reply.

  1. Not printed.