Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Olympus, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedJuly 23, 1955(1955-07-23) (aged 83)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
EducationNational Normal University
Cumberland University (LLB)
AwardsNobel Peace Prize
SignatureCordell Hull's signature
Military service
Allegiance23x15px United States
Branch/serviceTennessee 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.