Rómulo Sebastián Naón

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Naón circa 1915
Rómulo S. Naón of Argentina and Robert F. Rose in Niagara Falls in 1914 at the Niagara Falls peace conference

Rómulo Sebastián Naón Peralta Martínez (1875–1941),[1] was an Argentine lawyer, politician and Ambassador to the United States from 1910 to 1919.[2][3][4]


He was born in 1876 in Buenos Aires to Julio César Naón Capanegra and Felisa Peralta Martínez de Oliden, he married Isabel Rodríguez Marcenal. In 1914 he attended the Niagara Falls peace conference to reduce tensions between Mexico and the United States, he died in 1941.[2]

On March 4, 1915 Naón and two others received the Thanks of Congress and were awarded Congressional Gold Medals (P.L. 63-75, 38 Stat. 1228). The statute reads as follows.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress to their excellencies be, and they are hereby, presented to their excellencies Señor Domício da Gama, Señor Rómulo S. Naón, and Señor Eduardo Suárez for their generous services as mediators in the controversy between the Government of the United States of America and the leaders of the warring parties in the Republic of Mexico, that the President of the United States is hereby authorized and requested to cause to be made and presented to their excellencies Señor Domicio da Gama, Señor Rómulo S. Naón, and Señor Eduardo Suárez suitable gold medals, appropriately inscribed, which shall express the high estimation in which Congress holds the services of these distinguished statesmen, and the Republics which they represent, in the promotion of peace and order in the American continent.


  1. ^ "Genealogía familiar" (in Spanish). 
  2. ^ a b "Dr. Romulo Naon, Argentine Leader. Envoy to Washington From 1910 to 1919 Dies After 40 Years in Public Life. Law School Professor. Served as Justice Minister, Deputy to Congress and the Mayor of Buenos Aires". New York Times. December 31, 1941. Retrieved 2011-01-10. In December, 1917, Dr. Naon offered his resignation as Ambassador at ... 
  3. ^ "President Predicts Union of Americas". New York Times. March 30, 1915. Retrieved 2011-01-10. Emphasis on the "growing warmth of affection as well as of understanding" between the United States and other nations of the Western Hemisphere was laid by President Wilson in an address at a luncheon given today in his honor by Dr. Romulo S. Naon, the Argentine Ambassador, on board the new Argentine battleship Moreno, in Annapolis Roads. 
  4. ^ "Naon Going To Argentina. Envoy May Quit Unless Anti-German Stand Is Taken". New York Times. January 16, 1918. Retrieved 2011-01-10. After a visit by Dr. Romulo S. Naon, the Argentine Ambassador, to the State Department today to say good-bye to Secretary Lansing preparatory to returning to his own country, it was said that he had ... 

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