George S. Messersmith, Diplomat of Democracy

George S. Messersmith, Diplomat of Democracy

George S. Messersmith, Diplomat of Democracy

George S. Messersmith, Diplomat of Democracy

Synopsis

George Strausser Messersmith (1883-1960) was a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the quintessential New Deal diplomat. A voluble, courageous, and indefatigable man, his remarkable career took him to ten posts on three continents. Figuring prominently in European and Latin American policy, his influence also reached the State Department. His life was a crusade for political and economic democracy both at home and abroad.

Originally published in 1987.
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