Henry L. Stimson

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Birthday
21, 1867
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 20, 1950 (83)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
21, 1867
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 20, 1950 (83)

About

Secretary of War under Franklin Roosevelt from 1911 to 1913 who directed the American war effort in WWII. He also served as the US Secretary of State under Herbert Hoover.

Before Fame

He was the U.S. District Attorney and President Taft's Secretary of War, joining president Hoover's cabinet after WWI.

Trivia

Ten days before the attack on Pearl Harbor he wrote in his diary that Roosevelt believed a Japanese attack was imminent, and that the question was how to 'maneuver them' into firing the first shot.

Family Life

His father Lewis Atterbury Stimson was a noted surgeon, the first one to publicly use Joseph Lister's antiseptic technique.

Associated With

When word that General George S. Patton slapped an enlisted man evacuated due to a mental breakdown, he was one of the men who defended Patton, saying they needed his "aggressive, winning leadership."

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