Edward Stettinius, Jr.

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Edward Stettinius, Jr.
Edward Stettinius, as lend-lease administrator, September 2, 1941.jpg
48th United States Secretary of State
In office
December 1, 1944 – June 27, 1945
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Harry Truman
Preceded byCordell Hull
Succeeded byJames F. Byrnes
1st United States Ambassador to the United Nations
In office
1945–1946
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byHerschel Johnson (Acting)
Personal details
Born
Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr.

October 22, 1900
Chicago, Illinois
DiedOctober 31, 1949(1949-10-31) (aged 49)
Greenwich, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Virginia Gordon Wallace
ChildrenEdward R. "Ed" Stettinius, III
Wallace Stettinius
Joseph Stettinius
Alma materUniversity of Virginia
ProfessionBusinessman

Edward Reilly Stettinius, Jr. (October 22, 1900 – October 31, 1949) was an American politician. He served as United States Secretary of State under Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, serving from 1944 to 1945. He was also the first United States Ambassador to the United Nations.