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First Name: Lawrence

Last Name: Steinhardt

Birthplace: New York, NY, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Adolph

Date of Birth: 06 October 1892

Date of Death: 28 March 1950

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Lawrence Adolph Steinhardt

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Lawrence Adolph Steinhardt
Sergeant, U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps

Lawrence Adolph Steinhardt was born on 6 October 1892 in New York, NY.

He served in the Quartermaster Corps in the U.S. Army in World War I. He married the former Dulcie Yates Hofmann and they had one daughter, Dulcie Ann.

Steinhardt was appointed U.S. Minister to Sweden in 1933 by Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was appointed Ambassador to Peru in 1937, the Soviet Union in 1939, and Turkey in 1942.

While Ambassador to Turkey, Steinhardt, particularly because he was Jewish, was involved in the rescue of Hungarian Jews from Bergen Belsen. He also played a significant role in helping many eminent intellectuals fleeing Europe to find refuge in Turkey.

In 1945, President Truman appointed Steinhardt Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, and to Canada in 1948. While serving as the Ambassador to Canada, he was killed in a plane crash on 28 March 1950 near Ramsayville in Ontario, while enroute to Washington, DC.

Death and Burial

Lawrence Adolph Steinhardt died on 28 March 1950 in Canada. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3109   Created by: MHOH




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