Thomas Cleland Dawson
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Thomas Cleland Dawson
Thomas Cleland Dawson
7th United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic

July 23, 1904 - May 5, 1907
William F. Powell
Fenton R. McCreery
8th United States Ambassador to Colombia

October 16, 1907 - April 25, 1909
John Barrett
Elliott Northcott
24th United States Ambassador to Chile

August 20, 1909 - November 16, 1909
John Hicks
Henry P. Fletcher
6th United States Ambassador to Panama

September 24, 1910 - December 1, 1910
R. S. Reynolds Hitt
Henry Percival Dodge
Personal details
Born(1865-07-30)July 30, 1865
Hudson, Wisconsin
DiedMay 1, 1912(1912-05-01) (aged 46)

Thomas Cleland Dawson (July 30, 1865 – May 1, 1912) was a career United States diplomat.


Born in Hudson, Wisconsin, Dawson received his bachelor's degree from Hanover College and his law degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law. He also studied at Harvard University. Dawson practiced law in Des Moines, Iowa and Council Bluffs, Iowa and was an assistant Iowa Attorney General. He was also a newspaper publisher. Dawson entered the diplomatic service in 1891, when he was appointed Secretary of Legation in Brazil. He was U.S. minister and consul general to the Dominican Republic (1904-1907), during which term he negotiated the American-Dominican Fiscal Convention of 1907; then ambassador to Colombia (1907-1909), Chile (1909), and Panama (1910). He is the author of The South American Republics (2 vols., 1903 and 1904).[1][2]


  1. ^ 'Wisconsin Biographical Dictionary,' Caryn Hannan, North American Book Dist LCC: 2008, Biographical Sketch of Thomas Cleland Dawson, pg.100-101
  2. ^ Database

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