Biography and History

Jean Jules Jusserand was a French diplomat and author. He was ambassador to the United States from 1902 to 1925. A close friend of every U.S. President during that period, he did much to promote friendly Franco-American relations and to win the United States to the Allied side in World War I. Jusserand was also a noted scholar; his works include English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (tr. 1889), Shakespeare in France (1898), and With Americans of Past and Present Days (1916), the first work on U.S. history to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize.

Source: From the finding aid for C1097