|Birth: ||Nov. 12, 1877|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1962|
First US Ambassador to United Nations. US Senator. Attended public schools in Vermont and Quebec. Graduate, Brigham Academy, Bakersfield, Vermont, 1895. Graduate, University of Vermont, 1899. Married Mildred M. Lucas, June 26, 1901. Two sons, Warren Jr. and Edward Lucas. Studied law with father, admitted to bar and began practice in St. Albans, 1902. Franklin County State's Attorney, 1904-06. Commissioner, US 2nd Circuit Court, 1907-15. Chairman, Vermont Republican Convention, 1908. Grand Juror, St. Albans, 1906-09. Mayor, St. Albans, 1909. Delegate, Congress of the Mint, 1912. Trustee, University of Vermont, 1914-41. Member, US Court for China, 1917. Lecturer on military law, University of Vermont, 1917-18. Special Counsel for Vermont in boundary dispute between Vermont and New Hampshire, 1925-37. Seconded nomination of Herbert Hoover for President, confirming President Coolidge's intent not to run. Elected to US Senate, March 31, 1931, to fill vacancy caused by death of Frank L. Greene. Served April 1, 1931 until resignation, August 2, 1946. Internationalist and advocate for bipartisan foreign policy. America's first Ambassador to United Nations, serving from August 2, 1946 until retirement, January 25, 1953. Earned notoriety for often misunderstood quote "Arabs and Jews should settle their differences like good Christians." Retired to Burlington, where he resided until his death. Recipient of several honorary degrees. President, Vermont Bar Association. Member, Elks, Masons, Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, Society of the Cincinnati, Washington National Monument Society, Kappa Sigma fraternity.
(bio by: Bill McKern)
Mildred Mary Lucas Austin (1874 - 1973)*
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Warren Robinson Austin: Sir you will be best remembered as America's first Ambassador to United Nations, serving from 1946 to 1953, thanks for your work,rememebering you 50 years later, merry christmas and may you rest in peace!|
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Warren Robinson Austin: Sir you will be best remembered as America's first Ambassador to United Nations, serving from 1946 to 1953, thanks for your work, happy birthday!|
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