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Bennett, W. Tapley

(United States of America, 1917 – 1994) Diplomat W. Tapley Bennet joined the United States Foreign Service in 1941 and was part of the United States delegation to the United Nations Charter Conference in San Francisco. In 1951, he was appointed as Deputy Director to the Office of South American Affairs, and in 1957, he acted as Counsellor and Minister in United States Embassies in Rome, Italy; [...]

Posted in Latin America, UN 1945 International Conference, United Nations Charter, United States of America

Stassen, Harold Edward

(United States of America, 1907 – 2001) Politician, Civil Servant Harold Stassen became the youngest governor in Minnesota's history, at the age of 31, in 1938. He was reelected in 1940 and 1942. He joined the Navy in 1943 as a lieutenant commander and chief of staff to Admiral William Halsey in the South Pacific. [...]

Posted in Charter Review, UN 1945 International Conference, United Nations Charter

Mackenzie, A.R.K.

(United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) Diplomat A member of the 1945 United Nations founding Committee, Archie Mackenzie served for more than 32 years of diplomatic service for the United Kingdom in several posts, including to Burma, Cyprus, France, Thailand, Tunisia, the United States and Yugoslavia. Seeing the birth of the United Nations at Dumbarton [...]

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Khadduri, Majid

(Iraq, 1909 – 2007) Educator Considered as a leading authority on Islamic subjects, modern history and Middle Eastern politics, Majid Khadduri was the founder of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies Middle East Studies program. He worked for the Iraqi Ministry of Education before he became a member of the first Iraqi [...]

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Green, James

(United States of America, 1911 – 2000) Civil Servant Dr. James Green became involved with the United Nations at its birth, having spent part of his State Department career, from 1946 to 1954, focused on the United Nations. After writing The United Nations and Human Rights in 1956, he served in the Foreign Service until he [...]

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Goodrich, Leland

(United States of America, 1899 – 1990) Scholar, Consultant Leland Goodrich was a scholar who contributed much to the development of the United Nations. A member of the International Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on International Organization in 1945, Dr. Goodrich was the secretary of the Committee on the Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, which [...]

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Finkelstein, Lawrence

(United States of America) Civil Servant Lawrence Finkelstein served in the United States Department of State in 1944, and subsequently the United Nations Secretariat from 1946 to 1949. From 1952 to 1965, he worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and in the United States Department of Defense from 1965 to 1966. A retired [...]

Posted in Charter Review, UN 1945 International Conference, United Nations Charter

Hiss, Alger

(United States of America, 1904 – 1996) Civil Servant Alger Hiss entered government service in 1933, serving in the Departments of Agriculture, Justice and State. In 1944, he was appointed as Special Assistant to the Director of the Office of Special Political Affairs in the United States State Department. That same year he served as [...]

Posted in UN 1945 International Conference, United Nations Charter

Lundquist, Oliver

(United States of America, 1916 – 2009) Architect, Industrial Designer Oliver Lincoln Lundquist was an American architect and industrial designer who led the team which was responsible for the design of the United Nations emblem.   At the request of the organizers of the San Francisco Conference, the U.S. State Department asked the Office of Strategic [...]

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