Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (May 28, 1828 – June 22, 1894) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Missouri.
Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (May 28, 1828 – June 22, 1894) was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Missouri.
Richard Rush (August 29, 1780 – July 30, 1859) was United States Attorney General under James Madison and United States Secretary of the Treasury under President John Quincy Adams as well as John Quincy Adams’ running mate when he ran for re-election on the National Republican ticket in 1828. Adams and Rush were defeated by Andrew Jackson and his running mate, John C. Calhoun. Rush also served as United States minister to England and France at various times.
Dame Lucile Newell Sayers, DBE, JP (died 4 November 1959) was the UK Delegate to the United Nations’ Status of Women Commission.
Sir William Tucker Luce GBE, KCMG, OBE (1907–1977) was the Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Aden between 1956 and 1960.
Louis-Roch-Hector Fabre, CMG (August 9, 1834 – September 2, 1910) was a French Canadian lawyer, journalist, diplomat, and senator.
He was appointed to the Canadian Senate on 5 February 1875 on the recommendation of Alexander Mackenzie. Sitting as a Nationalist, he represented the senatorial division of La Salle, Quebec until his resignation on 12 July 1882.
Following his resignation from the Senate, Fabre was appointed Canada’s first General Agent in Paris, a position he would occupy until his death in 1910. This appointment marked one of the first diplomatic postings in Canadian history. In 1886 he was created a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.
The Fabres had one son, Paul Fabre (1867–1902), who accompanied his parents to Paris. He was appointed editorial secretary of the journal Paris-Canada in February 1892 and editor two years later. His health was poor, and he died in 1910 at the age of 70.
John George Diefenbaker, PC, CH, QC (; September 18, 1895 – August 16, 1979) was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963. He was the only Progressive Conservative (PC or Tory) party leader between 1930 and 1979 to lead the party to an election victory, doing so three times, although only once with a majority of seats in the Canadian House of Commons.
Avril Phædra Douglas “Kim” Campbell PC CC OBC QC (born March 10, 1947) is a Canadian politician, diplomat, lawyer and writer who served as the 19th Prime Minister of Canada, from June 25, 1993, to November 4, 1993. Campbell was the first, and to date, only female prime minister of Canada, the first baby boomer to hold that office, and the only prime minister born in British Columbia. She currently is the chairperson for Canada’s Supreme Court Advisory Board.
Henry Middleton (September 28, 1770 – June 14, 1846) was an American planter and political leader from Charleston, South Carolina. He was the 43rd Governor of South Carolina (1810–1812), represented South Carolina in the U. S. Congress (1815–1819). He served as Minister to Russia (1820–1830), being sent there in the first instance to replace George Washington Campbell so as to look after slave-owners’ interests in the discussions preparatory to arbitration by Czar Alexander I on the question of compensation under Article 1 of the Treaty of Ghent as regards enslaved Americans who went away with British during and after the War of 1812.
His father (Arthur Middleton) and his grandfather (Henry Middleton) had both served in the Continental Congress. Son – Williams Middleton.
His summer home at Greenville from 1813-1820, known as Whitehall, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. He and his family also spent some of their summer in Newport, RI staying at Stone Villa (demolished in 1957).
William Paine Lord (July 1, 1838 – February 17, 1911), was a Republican politician who served as the ninth Governor of Oregon from 1895 to 1899. The Delaware native previously served as the 27th associate justice on the Oregon Supreme Court, including three times as the Chief Justice of that court. After serving as governor he was appointed as an ambassador to Argentina in South America and later helped to codify Oregon’s laws.
David Rowland Francis (October 1, 1850 – January 15, 1927) was an American politician and diplomat. He served in various positions including Mayor of St. Louis, the 27th Governor of Missouri, and United States Secretary of the Interior. He was the U.S. Ambassador to Russia between 1916 and 1917, during the Russian Revolution of 1917. He was a Wilsonian Democrat. His biographer summarizes his personality:
Thomas Pinckney (October 23, 1750 – November 2, 1828) was an early American statesman from South Carolina, a diplomat and veteran officer of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, achieving the rank of major general. A cotton and rice planter, he served as Governor of South Carolina, 1787-1789, US minister to Great Britain under President George Washington, and as a United States Representative.
John Russell Baird, PC (born May 26, 1969) is a Canadian former politician. Baird served from 2011 to 2015 as Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He had been a member of the federal cabinet, in various positions, since 2006. Previously he was a provincial cabinet minister in Ontario during the governments of Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. Baird resigned from cabinet on February 3, 2015, and as a Member of Parliament on March 16, 2015.
George Washington Campbell (February 9, 1769 – February 17, 1848) was an American statesman who served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Tennessee Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Ambassador to Russia and the 5th United States Secretary of the Treasury from February to October 1814.
Philippe Roy, PC (February 13, 1868 – December 10, 1948) was a Canadian physician, politician, and diplomat.
In 1906, he was called to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial government division of Edmonton, Alberta. A Liberal, he resigned in 1911. From 1911 to 1928, he was Canada’s commissioner general in France. From 1928 to 1938, he was the first envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary. He concurrently served as the government of Quebec’s agent-general in Paris from 1911 until 1912 when the federal government required him to represent only it.
Brand Whitlock (March 4, 1869 – May 24, 1934) was an American journalist, attorney, politician, Georgist, four-time mayor of Toledo, Ohio elected on the Independent ticket; ambassador to Belgium, and author of numerous articles and books, both novels and non-fiction.
Alan Lee Keyes (born August 7, 1950) is an American conservative political activist, author, former diplomat, and perennial candidate for public office. A doctoral graduate of Harvard University, Keyes began his diplomatic career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 1979 at the United States consulate in Bombay, India, and later in the American embassy in Zimbabwe.
He ran for President of the United States in 1996, 2000, and 2008 (founding and serving as the presidential nominee of the America’s Independent Party in 2008). He was the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Maryland against Paul Sarbanes in 1988 and Barbara Mikulski in 1992, as well as in Illinois against Barack Obama in 2004. In all three cases, Keyes lost by large margins. Keyes was appointed Ambassador to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations by President Ronald Reagan, and served as Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 1985 to 1987; in his capacities as a UN ambassador, among Keyes’s accomplishments was contributing to the Mexico City Policy.
Keyes also hosted a radio talk show, The Alan Keyes Show: America’s Wake-Up Call, and a television commentary show on the MSNBC cable network, Alan Keyes Is Making Sense.
William Christian Bullitt, Jr. (January 25, 1891 – February 15, 1967) was an American diplomat, journalist, and novelist. Although in his youth he was considered something of a radical, he later became an outspoken anti-communist.
Ephraim George Squier (June 17, 1821 – April 17, 1888), usually cited as E. G. Squier, was an American archaeologist and newspaper editor.
Elliot Lee Richardson (July 20, 1920 – December 31, 1999) was an American lawyer and politician who was a member of the cabinet of Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. As U.S. Attorney General, he was a prominent figure in the Watergate Scandal, and resigned rather than obey President Nixon’s order to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
Richardson served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1970 to 1973, Secretary of Defense from January to May 1973, Attorney General from May to October 1973, and Secretary of Commerce from 1976 to 1977. That makes him one of only two individuals to have held four Cabinet positions within the United States government (the other such individual being George Shultz).
Kevin Michael Vickers ONB SC (born September 29, 1956) is an ambassador, former Sergeant at Arms and former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer. He has been the Canadian Ambassador to Ireland since 19 January 2015. He became world famous as the ninth Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons of Canada. The Sergeant-at-Arms is responsible for the safety and security of the Parliament buildings and occupants, and ensuring and controlling access to the House of Commons. The position includes the ceremonial function of carrying the ceremonial gold mace into the House of Commons before every sitting.
Vickers participated in ending the October 22, 2014, shootings at Parliament Hill alongside RCMP Constable Curtis Barrett when they both returned heavy fire and Barrett fired the fatal shot that killed gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, after Bibeau had shot in the direction of Barrett who was leading a tactical formation in the Centre Block of the Canadian parliamentary complex. Minutes earlier, Zehaf-Bibeau had killed Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a ceremonial guard, at the Canadian National War Memorial and shot a constable at the Peace Tower entrance. For his actions Vickers has been called a hero by the Prime Minister, Ministers of the Crown, the Leader of the Opposition, and Canadian and international media. On February, 8, 2016, Vickers was presented with the Star of Courage along with six others involved in bringing the incident under control. Eight others were awarded the Medal of Bravery.
Prior to his role in Parliament, Vickers served in the RCMP for 29 years, rising to the rank of Chief Superintendent.
Sir John Jeremie (1795 – 23 April 1841) was a British judge and diplomat, Chief Justice of Saint Lucia and Governor of Sierra Leone. He was given an award in 1836 for advancing “negro freedom” after accusing the judges in Mauritius of bias. He understood that colour prejudice and slavery were different problems.
Donald Bobiash is a Canadian diplomat. He is Ambassador of Canada to Indonesia, with accreditation to Timor Leste. He was High Commissioner to Ghana then Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Togo. He attended the London School of Economics on a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1983
J. Daniel Livermore is a Canadian academic and historian who was formerly a foreign service officer in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Livermore was educated in public schools in St. Catharines (Edith Cavell Public School and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School). He obtained his B.A. in History and Politics from Brock University in 1969, his Master’s from Carleton University in 1970, and his Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 1975. He also did additional graduate work in international relations at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. In 1993-94 he was the Skelton-Clark Fellow and Senior Visiting Associate at the Centre for International Relations at Queen’s University.
Livermore joined Canada’s Department of External Affairs (as it was then known) in 1975. Over the course of the next thirty years he served in a variety of headquarters roles. He was the director of the Human Rights Division, the Peacekeeping and Regional Security Division, and the Policy Planning Staff. He was also seconded to the Privy Council Office. He served abroad at the Canadian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, New York, the Canadian Embassy, Santiago, Chile, and the Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C., where he was Minister-Counsellor and head of the political section.
Between 1996 and 1999 he was Canada’s ambassador to Guatemala and El Salvador. From 1999 to 2002 he was the Canadian ambassador for mine action, responsible for coordinating Canadian policy and action in the international campaign to ban landmines. Upon leaving that position, he was awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. The Canadian Landmine Foundation also cleared a 24,568 m2 landmine in Bosnia and Herzegovina in his honour.
Between 2002 and 2006 Livermore was Director General, Bureau of Security and Intelligence, in Foreign Affairs Canada. He retired from the Canadian foreign service in 2007.
He has published extensively in international relations and history. While at Queen’s University in 1993-94, he published a monograph, Human Rights in the New Europe.
Livermore is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, and a senior associate of Westboro Associates, an Ottawa consulting firm. He is also on the board of the Canadian Landmine Foundation and is a member of the leadership group of the Prostate Cancer Association of Ottawa.
David Porter (February 1, 1780 – March 3, 1843) was an officer in the United States Navy in the rank of captain and the honorary title of commodore. Porter commanded a number of U.S. naval ships, including the famous USS Constitution. He saw service in the First Barbary War, the War of 1812 and in the West Indies. On July 2, 1812, Porter hoisted the banner “Free trade and sailors’ rights” as captain of the USS Essex. The phrase resonated with many Americans and became a standard summary of U.S. war aims in 1812. Porter was later court martialed; he resigned and then joined and became commander-in-chief of the Mexican Navy.