Cordell Hull

Oct 2, 1871 - Jul 23, 1955

Cordell Hull was an American politician from Tennessee and the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during most of World War II. Before that appointment he represented Tennessee for two years in the United States Senate and twenty-two years in the House of Representatives.
Hull received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in establishing the United Nations, and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the "Father of the United Nations".
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“Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.”

Cordell Hull
Oct 2, 1871 - Jul 23, 1955
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