Envoy May Represent U.S. on Refugee Board

The name of Hugh Robert Wilson, American ambassador to Switzerland, was mentioned today in connection with the post as representative of the United States on the autonomous body created by the League of Nations to handle the German refugee problem.

James G. McDonald, president of the Foreign Policy Association, has been named as high commissioner by the president of the League Council. Fourteen other nations have been invited to join the body and each is expected to assign a delegate.

Secretary of State Hull is ready to name the American member of the refugee body. In his reply to a request cabled by the Secretary General of the League of Nations in which plans for aiding the refugee German Jews were outlined, Mr. Hull said: “I will be happy to name at an early date a representative to serve on the governing body.”

At the State Department it was indicated that the American delegate would probably be a diplomatic representative already in Europe.

Mr. Wilson, who is being considered for the post, is forty-eight years old and has been in the diplomatic service since 1911. He was formerly connected with the consular service in Berlin, and has been envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary in Switzerland since 1927.

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