Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice (1859-1918)

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Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice (February 27, 1859 – February 14, 1918)was the British Ambassador to the United States from 1914 to 1918. He was also stationed in DC earlier in his diplomatic career, from 1886 to 1888, and from 1889 to 1891. Rice’s other diplomatic postings included Tehran, Cairo, St. Petersburg, Persia, and Sweden. He was married in 1904 and fathered two children. He was knighted in 1906. His book, Poems, was published posthumously in 1920.

While posted to DC, Spring-Rice lived at the British Legation, at 1525 H Street. That house is now the St. John’s Church Parish House.

Submitted by Kim Roberts, June 2015

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