Robert Douglas Coe
|United States Ambassador to Denmark|
September 25, 1953 – June 1, 1957
|President||Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|Preceded by||Eugenie Anderson|
|Succeeded by||Val Peterson|
|Born||February 27, 1902|
|Died||May 26, 1985(aged 83)|
|Parents||William Robertson Coe|
Mai Huttleston Rogers Coe
|Education||St. Paul's School|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Magdalen College, Oxford
Robert Douglas Coe (February 27, 1902 – May 26, 1985) was a career diplomat and the U.S. ambassador to Denmark from 1953 to 1957.
Coe was born on February 27, 1902. He was the second son of William Robertson Coe and Mai Huttleston Rogers Coe. His siblings included banker and railroad executive William Rogers Coe, philanthropist Henry Huttleston Rogers Coe, and Natalie Mai Coe who became the Countess Vitetti after she married Commendatore Leonardo Vitetti, the Italian Ambassador to France.
Although his father hoped young Robert would pursue a career in law or banking, he instead intended to become an architect, and took drawing lessons from Robert Chanler and Everett Shinn. His father William Robertson Coe was not fond of the idea of his son becoming an architect, and, ultimately, Bob became a career diplomat.
|Porto Alegre, Brazil||1928–1930|
|Washington, DC: The Balkans Desk||1937–1941|
|Recalled by President Eisenhower||1953|
|Ambassador to Denmark||1953–1957|
As a board member of the Planting Fields Foundation and Chairman of the Board between 1971 and 1985, he helped spark interest in the early restoration work at Coe Hall, particularly the Breakfast Room ("Buffalo Room") murals and the conservation of paintings and stained glass.
Robert painted as a hobby, and never married. Coe died on May 26, 1985.
- "Miss Natalie Coe Long Island Bride", The New York Times, 20 May 1934
- "Robert Coe Dies at 83; Former U.S. Diplomat". The New York Times. 2 June 1985. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
- "Denmark". 2001-2009.state.gov. Bureau of Public Affairs Department Of State. The Office of Electronic Information. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
- Robert Douglas Coe at Find a Grave
- Robert Douglas Coe at the Planting Fields
- Orlando Sentinel Obituary
- The Political Graveyard: Robert Douglas Coe
| U.S. Ambassador to Denmark