FOREIGN SERVICE: Impersonal Assassination

In the diplomatic service the career of James Theodore Marriner followed an orthodox course. He was third secretary at Stockholm, proceeded methodically to second secretary at Bucharest and, after spending three years in Washington as secretary in the Division of Western European Affairs, at the State Department, became first secretary at Berne. From 1927 to 1931 he headed the Division of Western European Affairs. In 1931 he was made counselor of the Embassy in Paris, soon became better known to U. S. travelers, including members of the Roosevelt family, than many members of the Embassy staff. In the meantime...