Irving B. Dudley

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Irving Bedell Dudley

Birthplace: Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Death: November 27, 1911 (49)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hiram Carlos Hamilton Dudley and Mary Ann Dudley
Husband of Jane Agnes Dudley

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About Irving B. Dudley

Irving Bedell Dudley (November 30, 1861 – November 27, 1911) was an American lawyer and diplomat, who served as United States Ambassador to Brazil from 1907 to 1911.


Born in Ohio, the son of a minister and his wife, Dudley studied at Kenyon College, graduating in 1882, before continuing to study law at Columbian University (now George Washington University), graduating in 1885; he was admitted to the bar that year, and worked for the War Department.

Three years later, in 1888, he moved to San Diego, California, where he was later elected a judge in 1890.

A Republican, Dudley was appointed United States Minister to Peru by President William McKinley on June 25, 1897; he took up his post in September of that year.

In December 1906, McKinley's successor, Theodore Roosevelt, appointed Dudley to be United States Ambassador to Brazil, a post he took up in April 1907.

Illness dogged Dudley and his wife during his career, and would ultimately contribute to his death: after staying at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment of an unrelated complaint, he died there of heart failure.

His wife would die in 1960, at the age of 87.

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November 30, 1861
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
November 27, 1911
Age 49
Baltimore, Maryland, United States