James T Shotwell

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Birthday
6, 1874
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 15, 1965 (90)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1874
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 15, 1965 (90)

About

A Columbia University history professor and an attendee of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, he laid the groundwork for the establishment of the International Labor Organization. He also argued for the inclusion of a human rights statement in the United Nations Charter.

Before Fame

After completing his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto, he earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York City.

Trivia

He edited the eleventh volume of The Encyclopedia Britannica.

Family Life

He was born in Ontario, Canada, to a Quaker family. His marriage to Margaret Harvey produced two children: Margaret Grace and Helen.

Associated With

He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in a year (1952) in which no Nobel recipient was chosen. French-born physician Albert Schweitzer was the next winner (in 1953) of the prestigious honor.