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The non-career ambassador in America\u27s diplomacy : case study, Frederic Mosley Sackett, Ambassador to Germany, January, 1930-March, 1933

By Stephen A. Nicholls

Abstract

This thesis explores a continuous problem facing those who conduct American diplomatic affairs: the appointment of amateurs, with no previous experience in diplomacy, as ambassadors representing the United States abroad. This study contends that the noncareer, nonprofessional appointment is neither necessarily a bad thing nor should it be considered undesirable, given the American system of conducting its foreign affairs. On the contrary this thesis argues that the amateur ambassador can effectively serve to enhance the needs of American foreign policy without having the same professional training.accorded to the career foreign service officer

Topics: Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868-1941), Ambassadors -- United States, Ambassadors -- Germany, Diplomatic History, United States History
Publisher: PDXScholar
Year: 1979
OAI identifier: oai:pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu:open_access_etds-3938
Provided by: PDXScholar

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