Will live in Sweden

The front page of the June 1 1933 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of the wife of the United States ambassador to Sweden.

Lawrence Steinhardt (1892-1950) served as the United States ambassador for a number of countries, starting in 1933. His tours of duty:

  • Sweden, 1933-1937
  • Peru, 1937-1939
  • the Soviet Union, 1939-1941
  • Turkey, 1942-1945
  • Czechoslovakia, 1945-1948
  • Canada, 1949-1950

While serving as the ambassador to Turkey, Steinhardt helped numerous Jewish refugees and downed American pilots make their way to safety. He passed away on March 28 1950 when his plane crashed in Ramseyville, Ontario, becoming the first American ambassador to perish on the job.

Mrs. Steinhardt, pictured here, was born Dulcie Yates Hofmann. She passed away in 1974.

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