Violet Oakley, United States, Edward R. Stettinus, Jr. United Nations Series

Violet Oakley: United States, Edward R. Stettinus, Jr. United Nations Series (1946) Black and white conté on grey paper
Title
United States, Edward R. Stettinus, Jr. United Nations Series
Date
1946
Medium
Black and white conté on grey paper
Credit Line
Gift of Robert McLean, 1980
Dimensions
12 3/8" x 9"

After a rapid rise through the ranks first of General Motors and then of US Steel, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. served as US Secretary of State from 1944 until 1945, overseeing the end of World War II and the creation of the UN. He chaired the US delegation to the 1945 San Francisco Conference that brought 50 nations together to create the UN, and he became the first US Ambassador to the organization, a post he held until his resignation in June 1946 over what he saw as President Harry S. Truman's refusal to use the UN as a forum to resolve growing Soviet-American tensions.

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