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United Nations representative

Warren Robinson Austin, American former United Nations representative. Recipient Order Carlos Manuel de Cespedes (Cuba), Theodore Roosevelt Distinguished Service medal, 1st annual award American Association for United Nations, 1947, gold medal International Benjamin Franklin Society, also numerous award private orgns. and associations Honorary vice chairman of the board of trustees Harry S. Truman Library.


Austin, Warren Robinson was born on November 12, 1877 in Highgate, Vermont, United States. Son of Chauncey Goodrich and Anne Mathilda (Robinson) Austin.


Bachelor of Philosophy Vermont, 1899, Doctor of Laws, 1932, Doctor of Civil Law, 1947. Doctor of Laws, Columbia, Norwich universities, 1944, Dartmouth, U. State New York, 1946, Boston University, Bates College, Princeton, Lafayette College, 1947, American U., 1948, Middlebury College, 1949, U. Santo Domingo, 1959, Tulane, Syracuse, Georgetown, Harvard universities, 1951. Studied law with C. G. Austin & Sons, St. Albans, 1899-1902.


Admitted to Vermont bar, 1902, practiced as member father’s firm, 1902-1916. Burlington, Vermont, 1917-1931. State’s attorney of Franklin County, 1904-1906.

United States commissioner, 1907-1915. Attorney American International Corporation in China, 1916-1917. Mayor St. Albans 1909.

United States senator, 1931-1946. Special ambassador, adviser to acting representative United States in United Nations 1946, representative of the United States in United Nations, with rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, 1947-1953, retired 1953. United States representative Security Council.

Chairman advising committee permanent headquarters. Delegate 2d session General Assembly, 3d session, Paris, 1948, New York 1949, 4th session 1949. Trustee School Advanced International Studies and Foreign Training Center, Washington.

Member board School International Affairs, Lafayette College. Trustee U. Vermont, 1914-1941. Delaware Republican nat. convs., 1928, 40, 44.

Attended Philippine Commonwealth inauguration, 1935.


Member bars associations, also professional and social orgns. Mason (33°), Odd; Clubs: Bennington (Vermont).


Married Mildred Mary Lucas, June 26, 1901. Children: Warren Robinson, Edward Lucas.

Chauncey Goodrich Austin

Anne Mathilda (Robinson) Austin

Mildred Mary Lucas

Warren Robinson Austin

Edward Lucas Austin