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James Watson Gerard

Gerard, James Watson (jərärdˈ) [key], 1867–1951, U.S. ambassador to Germany (1913–17), b. Geneseo, N.Y. As ambassador, he handled many delicate negotiations, including those concerning the German submarine campaigns in World War I. He earned warm praise for his skillful representation of American and Allied interests. His impressions of the period are found in My Four Years in Germany (1917) and Face to Face with Kaiserism (1918).

See his memoirs (1951).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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