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Warren Robinson Austin
Birth: Nov. 12, 1877
Highgate Center
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
Death: Dec. 25, 1962
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA

US Senator and Diplomat. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1899 and became an attorney. He served as Franklin County State's Attorney from 1904 to 1906 and held local offices, including Grand Juror (city prosecutor) and Chairman of the St. Albans Republican Committee. From 1907 to 1915 he was a Commissioner for the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1909 he was elected Mayor of St. Albans. He was a UVM Trustee from 1914 to 1941. He later relocated to Burlington, and from 1925 to 1937 he was Counsel for Vermont during the process of establishing the official boundary with New Hampshire. In 1931 he was elected to the Senate, filling the vacancy caused by Frank Greene's death. He served from April, 1931 to August, 1946, and was a New Deal opponent on domestic policy and an internationalist on foreign affairs. In 1946 he was appointed UN Ambassador. Austin was the first official US Ambassador to the UN, because his two predecessors served as representatives to the UN Conference on International Organization, which created the full UN. He served until January, 1953, afterwards living in retirement in Burlington. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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  Mildred Mary Lucas Austin (1874 - 1973)*
 
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Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Warren Robinson Austin
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Warren Robinson Austin
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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!
- MFPS
 Added: Dec. 25, 2012
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!
- MFPS
 Added: Nov. 12, 2012

- Patty
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
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