Appointed by President Truman as United States Ambassador to Denmark in 1949. She was the first woman to reach a senior diplomatic post of that level.
Stirred by a 1937 trip to Europe, where she was the beginning of a totalitarian state in Germany, she became a strong voice in international affairs in the U.S.
One of her first tasks in the U.S. was supporting the election of politicians who would not let the U.S. stay isolated from the looming war in Europe.
She was born in Adair, Iowa, the daughter of Rev. Ezekial A. Moore, a Methodist minister.
In addition to working to oust isolationist Republicans, she worked with Hubert Humphrey to rid her state of Minnesota from a communist political faction.