William Bullith

Picture of William Bullith

Date of Birth: 01/25/1891

Age: 76

Place of birth: Philadelphia

Citizenship: United States


In 1917, President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of State, and at the peace conference in Paris, Bullitt was a member of Wilson`s advisers apparatus. In March 1919, he led a secret international mission in Soviet Russia, where he met with Lenin. Two months later, he resigned from the State Department in protest against the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles. In 1923, Bullitt divorced and married Louise Bryant - the widow of John Reed, author of the book "Ten Days That Shook the World." In 1930, the marriage broke up. Bullitt has collaborated with Sigmund Freud, intending to write co-authored with him psychological portrait of President Woodrow Wilson. In 1933, after participating in the success of the campaign culminated in President Franklin Roosevelt, Bullitt was appointed special assistant to Secretary of State Cordell Hull. In November 1933, US-Soviet negotiations ended official recognition of the USSR by the United States, and Bullitt was appointed as the first US ambassador to the Soviet Union. With the participation of Bullitt in 1935 was signed the first trade agreement between the US and the USSR. With him as US ambassador`s residence Spaso House was chosen in Moscow. Spend there evening were legendarnymi- one such unforgettable evening described in the ball scene in the novel by Mikhail Bulgakov "The Master and Margarita." Despite the warm personal relationship Bullitt with Stalin and other Soviet leaders, he reported to Washington about the sinister side of the Stalinist regime. In 1936, Bullitt was recalled to the US President Roosevelt and later appointed ambassador to France, where he worked until the Nazi occupation in 1940.