Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
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Fortunately, the war has brought with it not alone a stark realization of what another war would mean to the world, but as well the creation of an international agency through which the nations of the world can, if they so desire, make peace a living reality.Topics in CreationTags in Peace, International, Reality
Please let me assure you, however, that the keen disappointment and regret which I feel in this regard serve only to enhance my profound appreciation of the great honor which you have done me; and my sincere gratitude for your generous action.Tags in Great, Disappointment, Generous
Within a few weeks the organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, established by the San Francisco Charter, will be formally launched through the convocation of the first General Assembly of the United Nations.Tags in Peace, General, International
|Birth:||2nd October, 1871|
|Death:||23rd July, 1955|
Cordell Hull was born in Olympus, Pickett County, Tennessee. He was an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. He is best known as the longest serving Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during much of World War II. 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". In 1891, Hull graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1893 to 1897. Hull served 11 terms in the United States House of Representatives and authored the federal income tax laws of 1913 and 1916 and the inheritance tax of 1916. After an electoral defeat in 1920, Hull served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was elected to the Senate in 1930, but resigned upon being named Secretary of State in 1933.
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