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Hitchcock, Ethan Allen 1835- Diplomatist; born in Mobile, Ala., June 12, 1835; was educated in New Haven, Conn.; removed to St. Louis, Mo., in 1851; engaged in business in that city, and acquired a fortune; was United States minister to Russia in 1897-98, and in the latter year became ambassador. He was recalled from St. Petersburg to become Secretary of the Interior in January, 1899, and was reappointed to that office in March, 1901.