Portland State University. Department of History
Bernard V. Burke
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in History
1 online resource (215 p.)
Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868-1941), Ambassadors -- United States, Ambassadors -- Germany
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.
Nicholls, Stephen A., "The non-career ambassador in America's diplomacy : case study, Frederic Mosley Sackett, Ambassador to Germany, January, 1930-March, 1933" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2927.