How can I find the staff of the US embassies in Mexico and Spain?

Hello. I'm trying to know who where the Ambassadors and the Press Office Members of the following US Embassy in:

- Spain - 1920-1925

- Mexico - 1945-1965


  • Dear Mr. Cacho,


    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


    We are unable to immediately identify the members of the press offices for each of the U.S. embassies of interest.


    We searched the National Archives Catalog and located United States Diplomatic Records for Spain, 1801–1935 and General Records, 1937–1963 for the US Embassy in Mexico in the Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (Record Group 84). These records may be useful, but we can not guarantee that they will include complete staff lists. For more information about these non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at


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    Please note the U.S. Ambassadors for each country below:


    Spain (1920-1925): Joseph E. Willard (9/10/1913-7/7/1921); Cyrus E. Woods (6/24/1921); Alexander P. Moore (3/3/1923-12/20/1925; and Ogden H. Hammond (12/21/1925-10/13/1929).


    Mexico (1945-1965): George S. Messersmith (2/24/1942-5/15/1946); Walter C. Thurston (6/17/1946-11/4/1950); William O’Dwyer (11/23/1950-12/6/1952); Francis White (4/28/1953-6/30/1957); Robert C. Hill (7/25/1957-12/1/1960); Thomas C. Mann (5/8/1961-12/22/19630; and Fulton Freeman (4/6/1964-1/6/1969).


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    We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!