in American National Biography Online
January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Biographical Studies. 918 words.
Thayer, Alexander Wheelock (22 October 1817–15 July 1897), diplomat and biographer, was born in South Natick, Massachusetts, the son of Alexander Thayer, a physician, and Susanna Bigelow....