Persons of Interest – Frederic Moseley Sackett Posted 27 May 2019 by Tessa Keough Frederic Moseley Sackett Frederic Moseley Sackett (1868–1941) was the US Ambassador to Germany in the critical early 1930s when Hitler and the Nazi party were rising to power. He was a close political ally of Herbert Hoover and became a Republican US Senator in 1924. As US Ambassador, he foresaw the threat to peace in Europe and developed a strong political relationship with German Chancellor Heinrich Bruning in support of his attempts to save the Weimar Republic. Frederic Sackett was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the son of General Frederic Moseley Sackett, a wealthy wools manufacturer, and Emma Louisa Paine. He graduated from Brown University and Harvard Law School. He married Olive Speed and, after practicing law in the 1890s, turned to the management of his wife’s extensive family business interests, especially coal mining, real estate, and banking. A detailed account of his diplomatic career is given in the book, Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the Collapse of the Weimar Republic, 1930–1933 by Bernard V Burke (Cambridge University Press, 1994). On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we share a short story provided by a member about a person of interest in their one-name study. Whether your person is good, bad, or simply interesting or unusual, please send us your story. This post is from Guild member Chris Sackett, who is working on his Sackett ONS which is a category 3 study with 1 variant. Chris has a profile, a DNA project website, a registered website as well as a members’ website project, and has reconstructed all or nearly all of the Sackett family trees (level 4!). The Sackett ONS publishes a newsletter/blog and has produced other published materials. Chris is member of the Unattached Members Region and has been a member of the Guild since 2001. Calling on all Guild members – whether or not you have a registered one-name study – why not submit a story (200-300 words OR a bit longer if need be) about a person of interest in your own one-name study. Email each story and image(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.