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Flowers left for Cordell Hull
Cordell Hull: Sir, you will be remembered as an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. You are best known as the longest serving Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years (19331944) in the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt during much of World War II and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for your role in establishing the United Nations, and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the "Father of the United Nations". You served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee and was elected to the Senate in 1930, but resigned upon being named Secretary of State in 1933. In 1933, you were appointed Secretary of State by Franklin D. Roosevelt; you served 11 years until you retired from public office. You became the underlying force and architect in the creation of the United Nations, drafting, along with your staff, the United Nations Charter in mid-1943. You resigned as Secretary of State in November 1944 because of failing health. Prior becoming Secretary of State, you were elected to the United States House of Representatives where you served 11 terms (19071921 and 19231931) totaling 22 years. After your defeat in 1920, you served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As a member of the powerful Ways and Means committee, you fought for low tariffs and claimed authorship of the federal income tax laws of 1913 and 1916 and the inheritance tax of 1916. You were one of several candidates for President at the 1928 Democratic National Convention, which ultimately chose Al Smith as nominee. You aslo had influential in advising Albert Gore, Sr., then a state legislator, to run for the U.S. Congress in 1938. As Secretary of State, you lead the American delegation to the London Economic Conference strove to enlarge foreign trade and lower tariffs. In 1943, You served as United States delegate to the Moscow Conference. thanks for everything you did as the nation's longest serving Secretary of State, happy birthday!
 Added: Oct. 2, 2013

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