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William Dodd (ambassador)

William Edward Dodd was an American historian, author and diplomat. A liberal Democrat, he served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 1933 to 1937 during the Nazi era. Initially a holder of the slightly Antisemitic notions of his times, he went to Germany with instructions from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to do what he could to protest Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany "unofficially," while also attempting to follow official State Department... Read More

BornWilliam Edward Dodd
October 21, 1869
Clayton, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedFebruary 9, 1940 (aged 70)
Round Hill, Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
OccupationHistorian, Diplomat
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