U.S. Ambassador to Spain under Calvin Coolidge from 1925 to 1929. He was with his wife on board the ocean liner RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat; he survived but his wife did not.
After his diplomatic career ended he became the president and a director of the First National Bank of Hoboken.
Calvin Coolidge appointed him the ambassador to Spain.
He worked in real estate after graduating from Yale University in 1893.
His daughter was the politician Millicent Fenwick.