J. Leighton Stuart

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John Leighton Stuart

Chinese: 司徒雷登
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Birthplace: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Death: 1962 (85-86)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Immediate Family:

Son of John Linton Stuart and Mary Louisa Stuart

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About J. Leighton Stuart

John Leighton Stuart (Chinese: 司徒雷登) was a Chinese missionary educator who became the first President of Yenching University and later United States ambassador to China. He was a towering figure in U.S.-China relations in the first half of the 20th century, a man TIME magazine called "perhaps the most respected American in China." According to one Chinese historian, "there was no other American of his ilk in the 20th century, one who was as deeply involved in Chinese politics, culture, and education and had such an incredible influence in China."

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J. Leighton Stuart's Timeline

1876
1876
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
1962
1962
Age 86
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China