Steinhardt, Laurence Adolf

   US diplomat. A successful New York lawyer and an active Zionist, Steinhardt worked for the election of Franklin D.Roosevelt in 1932. He was appointed minister to Sweden in 1933 - the start of an outstanding diplomatic career that took him as ambassador to Peru (1937–9), the USSR (1939–41), Turkey (1942–5), Czechoslovakia (1945–8), and Canada (1948–50), when he was killed in a plane crash. While in Turkey, he used his influence to gain transit for thousands of Jewish refugees from Europe.

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