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Edward R. Stettinius,, American federal official. Recipient medal for Merit, 1946, Gold medal National Academy Social Science, Hero of Peace award National Conference of Christians and Jews; named Commander Legion of Honor, France.


Stettinius,, Edward R. was born on October 22, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward R. and Judith (Carrington) Stettinius.


Student, Pomfret (Connecticut) School. Student, University Virginia, 1924. Doctor of Laws, Union College.

Doctor of Laws, Colgate University. Doctor of Laws, Lafayette College. Doctor of Laws, Elmire College.

Doctor of Laws, American University. Doctor of Laws, Rutgers University. Doctor of Laws, New York University.

Doctor of Laws, University California. Doctor of Laws, University Chattanooga. Doctor of Laws, Columbia University.

Doctor in Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology. Data Control Language, Oxford University. Doctor of Humane Letters, Roanoke College.


Various positions to employment manager Hyatt Roller Bearing Works, Harrison, New Jersey. Assistant to vice president General Motors Corporation, 1926-1930, assistant to president Alfred P. Sloan, Junior, 1930, vice president in charge industrial and public relations, 1931. Vice chairman to director and chairman finance committee United States Steel Corporation, 1936, chairman board directors, member finance committee, 1938.

Resigned, 1940; appointed member advisory committee Council National Defense, Washington, 1940. Chairman priorities board, director priorities division Office Production Management, 1941. United States Lend-Lease administrator, special assistant to President, 1941-1943.

United States under-secretary of state, 1943-1944. United States secretary of state, 1944-1945. Personal representative of President, 1945-1949.

In charge National Share the Work Movement, 2d Federal Reserve District, 1932. Liaison officer between National Industrial Recovery Administration and Industrial Advisory Board, 1933. Chairman 1939 Roll Call, New York chapter American Red Cross.

Chairman War Resources Board. Advisory board Petroleum Administration for War. Chairman Dumbarton Oaks Conversations on International Security, 1944.

Chjmn. American Delaware to Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, 1945. Member President Roosevelt's party at meeting of Big Three, Yalta, 1945. Chairman American delegation to United Nations Conference on International Organization, San Francisco, 1945.

General assembly United Nations, London, 1946, Security Council United Nations, New York City, 1946. Research as United States representative to United Nations, 1946. Director General Aviation Corporation, vice president, 1934.

Director We. Air Express Corporation, Eastern Air Lines, Inc., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1930-1934. Director General Electric Company, International General Electric Company, Federal Reserve Bank Ricyhmond. Director, member executive committee North America Aviation, Inc., Transcontinental and We.

Air, Inc., 1930-1934. Chairman board Liberia Company. Director World Commerce Corporation.


Board directors Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation. Rector, University Virginia, 1946-1947. Chairman national board English Speaking Union, 1947.

Trustee Virginia Episcopalian Theological Seminary. Member American Foreign Service Association (honorary), The Pilgrims (London), India House, Union Club, Century Club (New York City).


Married Virginia Gordon Wallace, May 15, 1926. Children: Edward R., Wallace Joseph.

Edward R. Stettinius,

Judith (Carrington) Stettinius,

Virginia Gordon Wallace

Edward R. Stettinius,

Wallace Joseph Stettinius,