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James H. R. Cromwell (second from right)

James Henry Roberts Cromwell (1896 – March 19, 1990) was an American diplomat, candidate for the United States Senate, and one-time husband of Doris Duke, "the richest girl in the world".[1] Cromwell married Doris Duke in 1935 and was divorced from her in 1943.

Cromwell's first wife was Automotive heiress Delphine Dodge, the only daughter of Horace Dodge of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, one of the two co-founders of the Dodge Motor Company, predecessor of the Chrysler Company. Cromwell and Delphine were the parents of one daughter, Christine, born in 1922. They were divorced in 1928.

In 1940, for 142 days[2], he was the United States Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to Canada. He resigned to run for Senator of New Jersey in the 1940 elections, where he was defeated. [3]

Cromwell’s sister Louise Cromwell Brooks (c. 1890 - May 30, 1965) was the first wife of Douglas MacArthur and the third wife of Lionel Atwill.


Party political offices
Preceded by
William H. J. Ely
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 1) from New Jersey
Succeeded by
Elmer H. Wene


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