The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Loftus, Augustus William Frederick Spencer
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Loftus, Augustus William Frederick Spencer
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LOFTUS, Lord Augustus William Frederick Spencer, English diplomatist: b. 4 Oct. 1817; d. 9 March 1904. He entered the diplomatic service in 1837 as attaché at Berlin and was likewise attaché at Stuttgart in 1844. He was secretary to Stratford Canning in 1848, and after serving as secretary of legation at Stuttgart (1852), and Berlin (1853), was envoy at Vienna (1858), Berlin (1860) and Munich (1862); became Ambassador at Berlin 1865, to the North German Confederation (1868-71) and to Saint Petersburg (1871-79). He was governor of New South Wales (1879-85). He published his Reminiscences (1892-94).