THE CABINET: Bancroft and Sheffield

Next to cooks, ambassadors come and go oftener than any other kind of help. Last week, Secretary of State Hughes engaged two new ones, and President Coolidge announced their appointments. One of them, Edgar Addision Bancroft, was appointed to succeed Cyrus E. Woods as chef at Tokyo. The other, James Rockwell Sheffield, is to be maitre d'hotel succeeding Charles B. Warren at Mexico City.


Edgar Addison Bancroft, 66, born at Galesburg, Ill., now living at Chicago, is a descendant of the New England Bancrofts, including Aaron, biographer of George Washington, and George,...

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