T. St. John Gaffney

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Thomas St. John Gaffney (1864-1945) was the former American consul at Dresden (1905-1912) and Munich (1914-1915) during the First World War. He was forced to resigned his diplomatic post by President Wilson in October 1915 because of his pro-German sentiments.[1]

In the early 1930s he was associated with the American pro-Hitler group Friends of Germany.

Early life

Gaffney was born in Limerick, Ireland in 1864. In 1882 he arrived in the United States; seven years later he was admitted to the New York Bar.[2]





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