Secretary of State 1933-1944 under Franklin D. Roosevelt
Born in a log cabin in Olympus, TN - then Overton County, now Pickett County, the third of five sons of William Pascal Hull & Mary Elizabeth Riley.
Attended National Normal University in Lebanon, OH (formerly Southwestern State Normal College, and most recently Lebanon University, which closed in 1917 and merged with Wilmington College); and graduated in 1891 from Cumberland University School of Law.
His career included:
1893-1897: Tennessee House of Representatives.
1898: Captain in the 4th Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, serving in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1903-1907: Circuit judge for ____, TN
1907-1921 / 1923-1931: Eleven terms in U.S. House of Representatives.
1921-1924: Chairman of the Democratic National Committee
1930-1933: U.S. Senator from Tennessee
1933-1944: Secretary of State
1945: Nobel Peace Prize for co-initiating the United Nations
Buried in the vault of the Chapel of St. Joseph of Arimathea in the Washington National Cathedral.
The Cordell Hull museum is located in Byrdstown, TN.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Cordell by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Cordell: