CORDELL HULL (October 2, 1871 - July 23, 1955) held the position of Secretary of State for 11 years, from 1933 to 1944. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945 for his role in establishing the United Nations. FDR referred to him as the "Father of the United Nations." In 1939, Hull advised Roosevelt not to let in 936 Jews who were seeking asylum in the United States. They were sent back to Germany on the eve of the holocaust. He left office due to ill health and, upon his departure, Roosevelt described him as "the one person in all the world who has done his most to make this great plan for peace (the United Nations) an effective fact."
One page, 5" x 6", TLS on his letterhead, May 12, 1949, to Paul Mallon, Washington. "I have been wondering as to your present whereabouts. I have the greatest admiration for Notre Dame and would do anything reasonably possible to manifest my deep interest in its welfare. I am just out of the hospital after two and a half years, and also am endeavoring in every feasible manner to encourage and aid Cumberland University, my Alma Mater, which is struggling desperately to tide over a very difficult financial situation. With all good wishes, Sincerely yours, Cordell Hull"
A couple of fold marks and a paper clip mark but overall in excellent condition.
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