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 Warren Robinson Austin

Warren Robinson Austin

Birth
Highgate Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 25 Dec 1962 (aged 85)
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Burial Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 46 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Warren Robinson Austin (12 Nov 1877–25 Dec 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46, citing Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .