Henri Goiran Papers, 1943 -- 1960


This collection has:

21.6 Cubic Feet
32 boxes

Henri Jean Joseph Auguste Goiran was born on June 9, 1881 in Toulouse, France. He was the son of Madeleine and General Francois Louis Auguste Goiran, French Minister of War in 1911 and Mayor of Nice from 1912-1919. Henri Goiran attended the École de la Droit et Faculté des Letters de Paris, earning degrees in law and political science. In 1907, Goiran began his diplomatic career with his appointment to the French Consulate in New York City. Goiran was appointed Consul to Liverpool in 1919, was appointed Consul General to South Africa in 1924, and from 1930 to 1933 he served as Consul General in London. He was then appointed Minister Plenipotentiary in Mexico for six years. In 1939 Goiran became the French Ambassador to the Baltic States in Riga, Latvia; he remained in this position until his retirement in 1940.

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