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Spruille Braden was the U.S. ambassador to Cuba in 1942. Author Ernest Hemingway had Braden's ear. In June 1942, Hemingway was able to secure Braden's support for Hemingway's scheme to patrol the Caribbean for GermanU-boats in his fishing boat, the Pilar. To this end, Braden provided Hemingway with necessary equipment, and eventually Hemingway did find and sink a U-boat.
Political offices (OTL)
Preceded by Nelson Rockefeller
Assistant Secretary of State for American Republic Affairs October 29, 1945 – June 27, 1947