Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull was an American politician from Tennessee and the longest-serving U.S. Secretary of State. He held the position for 11 years (1933–1944) in the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during most of World War II. Before he was Secretary of State, Cordell Hull represented Tennessee for two years in the United States Senate and twenty-two years in the House of Representatives. Hull received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in establishing the United Nations, and was referred to by President Roosevelt as the “Father of the United Nations”.