Diplomatist; born in Paris
, April 5, 1845; French ambassador to the United States
After the destruction of the Spanish
fleets in Manila Bay
and off Santiago
, the surrender of the Spanish
army at the city of Santiago
, and the failure of the Spanish
government to secure the intervention of the European
powers, the Spanish
authorities undertook direct negotiations for peace.
As diplomatic relations with the United States
had been broken off, M. Cambon
was appointed the special representative
of the Spanish
government to arrange for a cessation of hostilities as well as the preliminaries of peace.
He executed this mission in a manner that won the appreciation of both governments concerned, and after the ratification of peace he was selected by the two governments to make the formal exchange of certified copies of the act.