Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull (1871 - 1955)

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Cordell Hull
Born in Olympus, Tennessee, USAmap
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Died in Washington, District of Columbia, USAmap
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Preceded by
46th Secretary
Henry L. Stimson

Preceded by
William Emerson Brock
Cordell Hull
47th United States
Secretary of State
Dept. of State

US Senator (Class 2)
from Tennessee
Seal of the US Senate
Succeeded by
48th Secretary
Edward Stettinius Jr.

Succeeded by
Nathan L. Bachman


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.[1]

The Cordell Hull museum is located in Byrdstown, TN.[2]


  1. Find A Grave Memorial# 524

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Cordell Hull
Cordell Hull

Capt. Cordell Hull, 1897
Capt. Cordell Hull, 1897

Cordell Hull & Pres. Roosevelt
Cordell Hull & Pres. Roosevelt


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