HULL, Cordell, (1871 - 1955)

Senate Years of Service: 1931-1933
Party: Democrat

HULL, Cordell, a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Olympus, Overton (now Pickett) County, Tenn., October 2, 1871; attended normal school and graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1891; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Celina, Tenn.; member, State house of representatives 1893-1897; during the Spanish-American War served with the rank of captain; judge of the fifth judicial circuit of Tennessee 1903-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; chairman of the Democratic National Executive Committee 1921-1924; again elected to the Sixty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930, having become a candidate for Senator; elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1930 and served from March 4, 1931, to March 3, 1933, when he resigned to become Secretary of State; appointed Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt March 4, 1933, serving until his resignation December 1, 1944; known as ‘the Father of the United Nations’; awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945; retired and resided in Washington, D.C., until his death there, July 23, 1955; interment in the Central Burial Vault of the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea in the Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C.


Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Hull, Cordell. Memoirs of Cordell Hull. New York: McMillan Company, 1948; Pratt, Julian. Cordell Hull, 1933-1944. 2 vols., New York: Cooper Square Publishers, 1964.