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Congressman, Governor of Massachusetts, Secretary of State
Christian Archibald Herter was born to American parents in Paris, France, on March 28, 1895. He attended the École Alsatienne from 1901 to 1904, before moving to New York City, New York, with his family and graduating from the Browning School in 1911. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Harvard University in 1915 and then did graduate work in architecture and interior design before joining the diplomatic corps.
U.S. Embassy in Germany, 1916-1917
Secretary of the U.S. Commission to Negotiate Peace at the Paris Peace Conference, 1918-1919
Personal Assistant to Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover,
engaged in the publishing business at Boston,
Massachusetts House of Representatives, 1931-1943
deputy director of the Office of Facts and Figures, Washington, D.C., 1941 and 1942
U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts, January 3,
1943-January 3, 1953
Governor of Massachusetts, 1953-1957
Secretary of State, April 22,
1959-January 20, 1961
Herter being sworn in as Secretary of State
chairman of the Honorary Council of the International
Movement for Atlantic Union, 1961
Presidents Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, February 27, 1963-death
Christian A. Herter died in Washington, D.C., on December 30, 1966. He is buried at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis, Massachusetts.
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