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Visits to the U.S. by Foreign Heads of State and Government--1940-1944

Date

Visitor

Country

Description

March 25-28, 1940

President-elect Calderon Guardia

Costa Rica

In U.S. March 24-April 13, visited New York City, Chicago, Boston and Worcester (Massachusetts).

April 23-29, 1940

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Met with President Roosevelt at Warm Springs (Georgia), April 23-24. Afterward visited Williamsburg (Virginia). Met with the President in Washington, April 27-29.

August 17, 1940

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Discussed problems of mutual defense with President Roosevelt at Ogdensburg (New York).

October 19-21, 1940

Governor General Earl of Athlone

Canada

Courtesy visit at Hyde Park (New York).

October 20, 1940

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Luxembourg

Informal meeting at Hyde Park (New York).

February 12-14, 1941

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Luxembourg

Informal visit to Washington.

April 6-10, 1941

Prime Minister Sikorski

Poland (Government-in-exile)

To establish political contacts. Also visited New York City, Palm Beach (Florida), and Chicago.

April 16-20, 1941

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Conferred with President Roosevelt at Washington (April 16-17) and Hyde Park (New York) (April 20). Signed a defense production agreement. Also visited Virginia Beach (Virginia).

April 22- May 1, 1941

President-elect Lescot

Haiti

Discussed economic assistance and Inter- American defense.

April 26- May 2, 1941

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Luxembourg

 

May 9-12, 1941

Prime Minister Menzies

Australia

For a series of conferences on economic relations.

November 1, 1941

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Met with President Roosevelt at Hyde Park (New York). Discussed economic cooperation and coordination of defense production.

December 22, 1941-January 6, 1942

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Attended the First Washington (Arcadia) Conference.

December 26-28, 1941

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Attended the First Washington (Arcadia) Conference.

March 23-30, 1942

Prime Minister Sikorski

Poland (Government-in- exile)

Met with U.S. officials; also visited New York City.

March 23-24, 1942

President Lescot

Haiti

Signed agreements regarding economic and military assistance. In U.S. March 21-April 9; visited New York City.

April 15-17, 1942

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Attended a Pacific War Council meeting and met with President Roosevelt.

May 7-11, 1942

President Prado

Peru

Guest of U.S. Government on invitation of the President. In U.S. May 5-22, visiting Miami, Annapolis (Maryland), West Point (New York), Detroit (Michigan), Buffalo (New York), Boston, and New York City.

May 23, 1942

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Luxembourg

Met with President Roosevelt in Washington while returning to Montreal.

June 10-16, 1942

King George II

Greece

In U.S. June 10-28, visiting New York City and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).

June 10-16, 1942

Prime Minister Tsouderos

Greece

Accompanied King George II.

June 19-25, 1942

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Met with President Roosevelt at Hyde Park (New York) (June 19-20) and attended the Second Washington Conference (June 21-25).

June 21-27, 1942

King Peter II

Yugoslavia

Guest of U.S. Government at invitation of the President. In U.S. June 21-July 29, visiting Detroit (Michigan), New York City, Lake Placid (New York). Addressed U.S. Congress June 25.

June 25, 1942

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Attended a Pacific War Council meeting.

July 7-11, 1942

President-elect Lopez

Colombia

Guest of U.S. Government. In U.S. July 3-28, visiting New York City and Miami (Florida).

August 5-7, 1942

Queen Wilhelmina

Netherlands

In U.S. June 24-August 11. Vacationed in Lee (Massachusetts); visited New York City, Boston, and Albany (New York).

August 25, 1942

Grand Duchess Charlotte

Luxembourg

 

August 26- September 4, 1942

Prime Minister Fraser

New Zealand

Guest of the President. Attended a Pacific War Council meeting.

November 23-27, 1942

President Arroyo del Rio

Ecuador

Guest of U.S. Government on invitation of the President. In U.S. November 22-December 1, visiting Detroit (Michigan), Buffalo (New York), New York City, and West Point (New York).

December 2-3, 1942

Prime Minister Sikorski

Poland (government-in-exile)

At invitation of the President. Afterwards visited New York City. Departed for Mexico December 26.

December 4-6, 1942

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

In U.S. December 2. Also visited New York City.

December 8-12, 1942

President Batista

Cuba

Guest of U.S. Government on invitation of the President. In U.S. December 7-16, visiting New York City and Buffalo.

January 1-5, 1943

Prime Minister Sikorski

Poland (government-in- exile)

Also visited New York City. Departed U.S. January 10.

April 21, 1943

President Avila Camacho

Mexico

Visited Corpus Christi (Tex.) in exchange of visits with President Roosevelt.

May 5-9, 1943

President Penaranda

Bolivia

Guest of the President. In U.S. May 4-21, visiting Detroit (Michigan), Buffalo and West Point (New York), and New York City.

May 11-26, 1943

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Attended the Trident Conference.

May 12-19, 1943

President Benes

Czechoslovakia (government-in-exile)

Guest of the President. Also visited Chicago, New York City, and Fort Knox (Kentucky). Revisited Washington May 29-30. Left U.S. June 7.

May 18-21, 1943

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Attended the Trident Conference with Roosevelt and Churchill. Afterwards visited New York City.

May 26-30, 1943

President Barclay

Liberia

Official visit. Addressed U.S. Congress May 28. Afterwards visited Akron and Columbus (Ohio), Buffalo (New York), Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), and New York City. Departed U.S. June 12.

May 26-30, 1943

President-elect Tubman

Liberia

Accompanied President Barclay.

June 9-13, 1943

President Morinigo

Paraguay

Guest of U.S. Government on invitation of the President. In the U.S. June 8-26, visited Detroit (Michigan), Buffalo (New York), and New York City. Addressed U.S. Congress June 10.

August 12-15, 1943

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Met with President Roosevelt at Hyde Park (New York) before the First Quebec Conference.

September 1-12, 1943

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Met with President Roosevelt at Washington and at Hyde Park (New York).

October 14-18, 1943

President Lescot

Haiti

At invitation of the President. Discussed economic cooperation. Afterwards visited Baltimore (Maryland), New York City, and Miami (Florida). Departed U.S. October 27.

December 6, 1943

Prime Minister Mackenzie King

Canada

Met briefly with Secretary of State Hull.

January 17, 1944

President Lopez

Colombia

Signed the UN Declaration. Arrived in U.S. November 26, to obtain medical treatment for his wife at Mayo Clinic, Rochester (Minnesota). Visited New York City.

January 19-24, 1944

President Medina

Venezuela

Guest of U.S. Government. Addressed U.S. Congress January 20. Afterwards visited Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), New York City, New Orleans (Louisiana), and Miami (Florida). Departed U.S. February 5.

April 14-22, 1944

Prime Minister Fraser

New Zealand

En route to London for conference of British Commonwealth Prime Ministers. Attended opening session of the International Labor Organization in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), April 20. Afterwards visited New York City.

April 23-29, 1944

Prime Minister Curtin

Australia

Guest of U.S. Government en route to London for a conference of British Commonwealth Prime Ministers. Arrived in U.S. April 19. Revisited U.S. June 2-6 on return.

April 25-27, 1944

President-elect Picado

Costa Rica

Visited Washington as guest of U.S. Government.

June 5-14, 1944

Prime Minister Mikolajczyk

Poland (government-in-exile)

Courtesy visit. Discussed Polish-Soviet relations with President Roosevelt.

August 24-27, 1944

President Bjornsson

Iceland

Guest of U.S. Government. In U.S. August 19-29. Visited New York City.

August 30- September 3, 1944

President-elect Grau San Martin

Cuba

Afterwards visited New York City. Departed U.S. September 8.

September 17-19, 1944

Prime Minister Churchill

United Kingdom

Met with President Roosevelt at Hyde Park (New York) after the Second Quebec Conference.


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