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Josephine Blacque is an American by birth. Her husband, Richard Edward Blacque Bey, has spent his life in the Turkish diplomatic service. lie has held the posts of First Secretary of the Turkish Embassy in Berlin and of Councilor of the Turkish Embassy in Vienna. Blacque Bey, as he is called in Turkey, comes of Huguenot stock. His grandfather was a French royalist, who fled from France during the Terror and entered the Turkish diplomaticservice, becoming a Turkish subject. His father also entered the Turkish diplomatic service and was the first Turkish Minister to the United States. The present Blacque Bey was born in the embassy a Washington, and President Grant was his godfather. Like his father and his grandfather, he has carried on the diplomatic tradition of the last three generations of his family. Although he is a Turkish subject, he is not a Moslem, but a Catholic by religion
Josephine Blacque; The Passing of the Greeks in Turkey. Current History 1 April 1923; 18 (1): 43–45. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.19126.96.36.199
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