The politician Cordell Hull died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Secretary of State under Franklin Roosevelt from 1933 to 1944. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for helping to establish the United Nations.
He was born in a log cabin in Pickett County, Tennessee, one of five sons of farmers William and Elizabeth Riley.
“Within a few weeks the organization for the maintenance of international peace and security, established by the San Francisco Charter, will be formally launched through the convocation of the first General Assembly of the United Nations.” (Cordell Hull)
“Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.” (Cordell Hull)
“Triumphant science and technology are only at the threshold of man’s command over sources of energy so stupendous that, if used for military purposes, they can wipe out our entire civilization.” (Cordell Hull)
“To be sure, no piece of social machinery, however well constructed, can be effective unless there is back of it a will and a determination to make it work.” (Cordell Hull)
“There is no greater responsibility resting upon peoples and governments everywhere than to make sure that enduring peace will this time – at long last – be established and maintained.” (Cordell Hull)