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Cordell Hull

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Cordell Hull
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47th United States Secretary of State
In office
March 4, 1933 – November 30, 1944
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
DeputyWilliam Phillips (1933-1936)
Sumner Welles (1936-1943)
Edward Stettinius, Jr. (1943-1944)
Preceded byHenry L. Stimson
Succeeded byEdward Stettinius, Jr.
United States Senator
from Tennessee
In office
March 4, 1931 – March 4, 1933
Preceded byWilliam Emerson Brock
Succeeded byNathan L. Bachman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 4, 1931
Preceded byWynne F. Clouse
Succeeded byJohn R. Mitchell
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 4, 1921
Preceded byMounce Gore Butler
Succeeded byWynne F. Clouse
17th Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
In office
1921–1924
Preceded byGeorge White
Succeeded byClem L. Shaver
Personal details
Born(1871-10-02)October 2, 1871
Olympus, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJuly 23, 1955(1955-07-23) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rose Frances Witz
Alma materCumberland School of Law
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer
ReligionEpiscopalian
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Military service
Service/branchTennessee Volunteer Infantry
RankCaptain
Battles/warsSpanish-American War

Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871 – July 23, 1955) 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, and an Army officer in the Spanish–American War. He was a US Representative for over 20 years. He later was appointed to the Democratic National Committee. He then became a US Senator, but resigned because he was appointed Secretary of State. As Secretary he promoted a "good neighbor" policy towards Latin America and help for China in its war against Japan. He resigned from the secretary position when his health failed. He died in 1955 from heart attacks and strokes.