STUART, John Leighton (Sītú Léidēng 司徒雷登)|Sītú Léidēng 司徒雷登 (STUART, John Leighton)
John Leighton Stuart, one of the United States’ most prolific diplomats in the pre-1949 period.
John Leighton Stuart was an American missionary born in China. He was the founder and first president of Yenching University in Beijing and also served as the U.S. ambassador to China just before the Communist takeover. He was famously derided by Mao Zedong as being the last representative of western imperialism.