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Cordell Hull

  • Birth 2 Oct 1871 Byrdstown, Pickett County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 23 Jul 1955 Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Memorial ID 524

Presidential Cabinet Secretary. Cordell Hull was born in a log cabin, the third of the five sons of William and Elizabeth (Riley) Hull.1891-Earned Law degree in Celina, Tenn.. 1893 to 1897 Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. United States Army, Spanish-American War, Captain; Fourth Tennessee Regiment. 1903-1907 Judge; Fifth Judicial District. 1917; married Rose Frances Whitney. 1907-1931 US Representative to Congress, Tennessee, 4th Districts. Member House Ways & means Committee. He wrote the income tax and inheritance tax laws that we still have today. Expert in Commercial and Fiscal Policy.1931-1933 US Senator until appointment on March 4, 1933 to Secretary of State by FDR (he holds the record for the longest holder of that position). He helped lead the country through WWII and prepared for the economic, diplomatic and political aftermath. Ill health caused him to withdraw from office on November 27, 1944. 1945-Winner Nobel Peace Prize. His last public service was in helping to organize the United Nations. FDR called him "The Father of the United Nations" .

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 524
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Cordell Hull (2 Oct 1871–23 Jul 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 524, citing Washington National Cathedral, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .