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.
|47th United States Secretary of State|
March 4, 1933 – November 30, 1944
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
Edward Stettinius Jr.
|Preceded by||Henry L. Stimson|
|Succeeded by||Edward Stettinius Jr.|
|United States Senator|
March 4, 1931 – March 3, 1933
|Preceded by||William Emerson Brock|
|Succeeded by||Nathan L. Bachman|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 4th district
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1931
|Preceded by||Wynne F. Clouse|
|Succeeded by||John R. Mitchell|
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1921
|Preceded by||Mounce Gore Butler|
|Succeeded by||Wynne F. Clouse|
|Chair of the Democratic National Committee|
November 2, 1921 – July 22, 1924
|Preceded by||George White|
|Succeeded by||Clem L. Shaver|
|Born||October 2, 1871|
Olympus, Tennessee, U.S.
|Died||July 23, 1955 (aged 83)|
Washington, D.C., U.S.
(m. 1917; died 1954)
|Education||National Normal University|
Cumberland University (LLB)
|Awards||Nobel Peace Prize|
|Branch/service||Tennessee Volunteer Infantry|
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.