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Edward Mandell House

Edward Mandell House (1858-1938) was an American diplomat, politician, and presidential advisor. Commonly known by the title of Colonel House, although he had no military experience, he had enormous personal influence with U.S. President Woodrow Wilson as his foreign policy advisor until Wilson removed him in 1919. House played a major role in shaping wartime diplomacy. Wilson had House assemble "The Inquiry"-a team of academic experts to devise efficient postwar solutions to all the world's...See more