AUSTRIA: Washburn

The late President Harding, whose road was paved with good intentions, was not always forced to take inferior advice. First-class and frequently-taken was the advice of Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes, at whose motion three men against whom the breath of scandal never blew (before or since) were sent by President Harding to represent the U. S. in the former enemy countries.

For almost eight years and under three presidents (Harding, Coolidge, Hoover), Albert Henry Washburn served with outstanding, remarkable success as U. S. Minister to Austria. Death came to him...