Foreign News: The Ambassador Departs

Tokyo was the unhappy climax of Ambassador Grew's career. It was the most difficult post a U.S. Ambassador could be given, and tall, grey, patrician Joseph Clark Grew had earned it by becoming the No. 1 U.S. career diplomat.

One day in 1904 Joe Grew, a young Boston-Groton-Harvard-man, crawled into a cave in China and shot a tiger just four feet in front of him. This feat so impressed Theodore Roosevelt that, although he was leary of Boston snobbery in the diplomatic service, he appointed Joe Grew clerk to the consul general in...

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