Cordell Hull

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This person was awarded a Nobel Prize
Cordell Hull
47th United States Secretary of State
In office
March 4, 1933 – November 30, 1944
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Deputy William Phillips (1933-1936)
Sumner Welles (1936-1943)
Edward Stettinius, Jr. (1943-1944)
Preceded by Henry L. Stimson
Succeeded by Edward Stettinius, Jr.
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933
Preceded by William Emerson Brock
Succeeded by Nathan L. Bachman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1931
Preceded by Wynne F. Clouse
Succeeded by John R. Mitchell
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1921
Preceded by Mounce Gore Butler
Succeeded by Wynne F. Clouse
17th Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
1921–1924
Preceded by George White
Succeeded by Clem L. Shaver
Personal details
Born October 2, 1871(1871-10-02)
Olympus, Tennessee, U.S.
Died July 23, 1955(1955-07-23) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Rose Frances Witz
Alma mater Cumberland School of Law
Profession Politician, Lawyer
Religion Episcopalian
Signature
Military service
Service/branch Tennessee Volunteer Infantry
Rank Captain
Battles/wars Spanish-American War

Cordell Hull (1871) was an American politician from Tennessee. He was the Secretary of State for 11 years. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for helping make the United Nations. He was a lawyer in his younger years, then became a US Representative. He later was appointed to the Democratic National Committee. He then became a US Senator, but resigned because he was appointed Secretary of State. He resigned from the secretary position when his health failed. He died in 1955 from some heart attacks and strokes.