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 Henry Lewis Stimson

Henry Lewis Stimson

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 20 Oct 1950 (aged 83)
Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 988 · View Source
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Presidential Cabinet Secretary. In 1911, President Taft appointed him Secretary of War serving until the outbreak of World War I, when he served as an Army Colonel in France. He was appointed Secretary of State by President Hoover and served from 1929 to 1933. In 1940, he began his second tenure as Secretary of War and is best known for his aggressive stance during World War II. He managed the drafting and training of 12 million sailors, soldiers and airmen, also the purchase and transportation to battlefields of 30% of the nation's industrial output. Stimson was the major decision-maker on the atomic bomb and both Presidents Roosevelt and Truman followed his advice about using it as the
weapon that led to the ultimate end of the war.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Lewis Stimson (21 Sep 1867–20 Oct 1950), Find A Grave Memorial no. 988, citing Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .