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FOR THE REORGANIZATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE
FOREIGN SERVICE OF THE UNITED STATES,

AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

JANUARY 14, 15, 16, 17, AND 18, 1924

STATEMENTS OF
Hon. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES, Secretary of State
Hon. Hugh GIBSON, Minister of the United States to Poland
Hon. J. BUTLER WRIGHT, Third Assistant Secretary of State
Hon. WALTER F. LINEBERGER, Representative in Congress

from California

Hon. JULIUS LAY, New York City
Hon. WILBUR J. CARR, Director of the Consular Service,

State Department
Hon. TRACY LAY, Consular Service, Department of State
Hon. ROBERT P. SKINNER, Consul General of the United

States, London, England
Hon. John W. Davis, Formerly Ambassador to Great Britain
Hon. FRANK L. POLK, Formerly Undersecretary of State

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COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIXTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION.

STEPHEN G. PORTER, Pennsylvania, Chairman. JOHN JACOB ROGERS, Massachusetts. J. CHARLES LINTHICUM, Maryland. HENRY W. TEMPLE, Pennsylvania.

CHARLES M. STEDMAN, North Carolina. EDWARD E. BROWNE, Wisconsin.

TOM CONNALLY, Texas. MERRILL MOORES, Indiana.

R. WALTON MOORE, Virginia. JAMES T. BEGG, Ohio.

ROSS A. COLLINS, Mississippi. HENRY ALLEN COOPER, Wisconsin.

MARTIN L. DAVEY, Ohio. THEODORE E. BURTON, Ohio.

DAVID J. O'CONNELL, New York. BENJAMIN L, FAIRCHILD, New York. ROBERT H. CLANCY, Michigan. HAMILTON FISH, JR., New York.

WILLIAM N. ROGERS, New Hampshire. CYRENUS COLE, Iowa. RICHARD S. ALDRICH, Rhode Island.

EDMUND F. ERK, Clerk.

II

2-19-24

Suti

CONTENTS.

1

A.

Page.
Ability, special

10, 52, 110

Absence:

From service

3, 40

Leaves of

47, 48, 191

Accounts..

2, 183

Advancement, prospects of..

12, 23, 39, 65, 101, 171, 194, 203, 206

Age:

At death

35, 36, 162, 163

Of appointees.

35, 162

Of retirement

3, 15, 106, 119, 166, 167

Agriculture, Department of..

198

Aliens and immigrants...

200

Allowances:

Post -

14, 136, 154, 156, 186, 187, 192, 213

Representation.. 3, 14, 19, 51, 54, 90, 94, 136, 153–156, 192, 210, 213

Representation in British foreign service.

14, 94, 153

Ambassadors:

Appointment of...

111

American, at Paris.

155

British

154, 155

Bonds.

2, 186

Retirement

3, 108, 133, 192

Withdrawal of...

182

Americanism of officers.-

40, 96, 190, 195, 197

Americanization of service...

197

American citizens.

Amendments to H. R. 17, proposed.

35, 98, 104, 108, 118

Annuitants.

3, 15, 106–108, 162, 163

Number of

162, 163, 165

Annuities...

3, 162-167

Applications, number of_

, of

40, 44, 64, 86, 158, 213

Appointments:

Ambassadors.

111

Chargés-

3, 187

Clerks.

63

Commissioners.

3, 187

Consular officers

1, 171–178, 203

Diplomatic agents..

3, 187

Diplomatic secretaries.

1, 40, 64, 65, 171-177, 187

Foreign-service officers.

1, 3, 131, 134, 135, 171-177, 187

From eligible list.--

174

In Department of State.

173

Ministers..

3, 111, 187

Preference given soldiers--

63
Appropriations:
Consular and Diplomatic Service.-

4, 158
First, for retirement fund.

4, 113–117, 120, 128, 161
Payment to Colombia..

137
Post allowances.-

136
Subsequent, for retirement fund.

4, 113–117, 120–128, 161, 163
Approval of H. R. 17 by President..

8, 25, 34, 55

Aptitude for foreign service...,

56, 130

Army officers.

164, 165
Army retirement.

164, 165, 19:1

Assignment of ambassadors and ministers to Department of State. 3, 180-183, 188

Assignment of foreign-service officers...

1, 177, 184, 187

Assignment of foreign-service officers in the United States..

47

Assignment of foreign-service officers to Department of State.-- 3, 117, 118, 180

Austria, foreign service of

196

Average annual salary.

163, 166

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