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Henry Lane Wilson
HENRY LANE WILSON
1857 - 1932

 

Conservative Republican Ambassador plots against Mexican President


US diplomat Henry Lane Wilson became famous for seeking US recognition of the Huerta government during the
 Mexican Revolution. Actually, the real outrageous part was that the rebels signed their agreement of understanding in Wilson's office.

Henry Lane Wilson's term as US Ambassador to Mexico

US President William Howard Taft appointed Henry Lane Wilson US ambassador to Mexico on December 21, 1909.

Wilson presented his credentials to the Mexican government headed by  Porfirio Diaz on March 5, 1910.



Normal diplomatic relations were interrupted when the commander of the federal forces, General Victoriano Huerta, overthrew President Francisco Madero at the end of the Ten Tragic Days on February 18, 1913.

US President Woodrow Wilson told Henry Lane Wilson to book his ticket back home for July 17, 1913. Shortly after, President Wilson requested Ambassador Wilson to resign.

What was going on?
 

Henry Lane Wilson around 1911
HENRY LANE WILSON around 1911