Edward Mandell House

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House, Edward Mandell


Born July 26, 1858, in Houston, Texas; died Mar. 28, 1938, in New York City. American diplomat.

As a close adviser of President Wilson, House exerted a major influence on the formulation and execution of US foreign policy. In 1917 he was instrumental in the decision of the USA to join the Entente in World War I. House was a member of the American delegation to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919–20; there he disagreed with Wilson, and this led to a split between them. After 1920, House was involved in literary activities.


In Russian translation:
Arkhiv polkovnika Khauza, vols. 1–4. Moscow, 1937–4.