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Welles, Sumnerlocked

(14 October 1892–24 September 1961)
  • Michael J. Devine

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Welles, Sumner (14 October 1892–24 September 1961), diplomat and author, was born Benjamin Sumner Welles in New York City, the son of Benjamin Welles and Frances Swan. The Welles family was socially prominent and wealthy, and the young man preferred to be called Sumner, reflecting the relationship to his famous ancestor, ...

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