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Hull, Cordell

Date of birth:
October 2nd, 1871 (Olympus/Tennessee, United States)
Date of death:
July 23rd, 1955 (Washington D.C., United States)
Buried on:
Washington National Cathedral
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

March 4, 1933 – November 30, 1944: 47th United States Secretary of State.

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Awarded on:
April 5th, 1937
Rank:
Secretary of State
Unit:
U.S. Department of State, U.S Government
Awarded on:
1939
"In recognition of his efforts in fostering commercial peace between the United States and Latin-American Republics through the Reciprocal Trade Agreements Program."

Presented by Thomas J. Watson, Chairman of the IACAC, during Pan-American Day ceremonies at the New York World's Fair.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Secretary of State
Unit:
U.S. Department of State, U.S Government
Awarded on:
November 21st, 1941
"In recognition of his services to the country in a time of grave national crisis and particularly for his contribution to the cause of better understanding between Christians and Jews.

Because in his Lincolnesque manner he has repeatedly warned the country against the dangers of Nazism from within and from without; because with true greatness and simplicity he has set forth the national policy and has given of himself, the best in him, in the interests of better understanding and human freedom."
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1945
“For his indefatigable work for international understanding and his pivotal role in establishing the United Nations”
Nobel Peace Prize
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1946
Assistant Secretary of State John Hilldring accepted the award on the behalf of Hull, who was too ill to attend the award ceremony.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Secretary of State
Unit:
U.S. Department of State, U.S Government
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Medal for Merit
"CORDELL HULL, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as the Secretary of State from September 9, 1939 to December 6, 1941. With a high order of statesmanship based on deep loyalty to his country, Mr. Hull served with great distinction and selfless devotion during the years of crises and difficulties. He labored unceasingly through these years to create conditions for peace. At the same time, he endeavored to prepare the United States to meet the rising dangers from abroad. He contributed immensely to the Good Neighbor policy, which was to bear rich fruit in a tragic hour for the United States and the entire Western Hemisphere.

HARRY S. TRUMAN"

Presented by Truman at Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., where Hull was a patient.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Secretary of State
Unit:
U.S. Department of State, U.S Government
Awarded on:
April 15th, 1947
Medal for Merit
"CORDELL HULL, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the United States as the Secretary of State from December 7, 1941 to November 30, 1944. After war came to the United States, Mr. Hull gave himself unsparingly to the war effort. He made diplomacy a powerful weapon in support of our armed strength. He made diplomacy also a potent instrument in laying the foundations of a stable and peaceful world order in the postwar era. As a tribute to his effective work in bringing about the establishment of an international organization, he is now known as the "Father of the United Nations."

HARRY S. TRUMAN"

Awarded as Oak Leaf on the ribbon of the first medal. Presented by Truman at Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., where Hull was a patient.

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