Grenville T. Emmet

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Grenville Temple Emmet

Birthdate: (60)
Death: 1937 (59)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Stockton Emmet and Catherine Emmet
Husband of Pauline Anne Emmet
Father of Grenville Temple Emmet, Jr.
Brother of William Temple Emmet, Sr.; Eleanor Temple Lapsley; Katharine Temple Keogh; Elizabeth Emmet and Richard Emmet

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About Grenville T. Emmet

Grenville T. Emmet (August 2, 1877–September 26, 1937), was an American attorney and diplomat. He practiced law with Franklin D. Roosevelt and served as United States Ambassador to the Netherlands and Austria.

Life and career

Grenville Temple Emmet was born in New Rochelle, New York on August 2, 1877. He was educated at Concord, New Hampshire's Saint Paul's School and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1898.

In 1898 Emmet joined the New York National Guard's 69th Infantry Regiment as a Second Lieutenant. He remained with the unit when it was federalized for service in the Spanish-American War. Emmet was promoted to First Lieutenant and appointed as the regiment's adjutant. He continued to serve in the National Guard, and remained active in veterans organizations.

In 1901 Emmet received his law degree from New York Law School. After attaining admission to the bar he practiced in partnership with Langdon Marvin and Franklin Roosevelt as part of a firm founded by Thomas Addis Emmet in 1805. (Roosevelt would practice with Emmet at various times in his career. The firm continues to operate and is currently known as Emmet, Marvin & Martin.)

A Democrat, in 1934 Roosevelt named him United States Ambassador to the Netherlands. He served until 1937, when he was appointed United States Ambassador to Austria.

Emmet was ill with pneumonia when he arrived in Austria, and he was Ambassador for only 10 days. He died in Vienna's Hotel Bristol on September 26, 1937. He is buried at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bedford, New York.

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Grenville T. Emmet's Timeline

August 28, 1877
March 31, 1909
Age 31
Age 59