Warren Austin

#158002
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
12, 1877
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Dec 25, 1962 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
12, 1877
Birthplace
Vermont
Death Date
Dec 25, 1962 (85)

About

After serving from 1931 until 1946 as a United States Senator from Vermont, this Republican politician held office as United States Ambassador to the United Nations. As a UN Ambassador, he played a key role in both the formation of Israel and in early Cold War-era negotiations.

Before Fame

After graduating from the University of Vermont in the late Nineteenth Century and subsequently earning a degree in law, he held office as the State Attorney of Franklin County, Vermont.

Trivia

His brother, Roswell Austin, also had a career in politics, serving during the mid 1920s as Speaker of Vermont's House of Representatives.

Family Life

He married Mildred Lucas in 1901. Their union produced several children, including U.S. Army officer Edward Austin and attorney Warren Austin, Jr.

Associated With

He was nominated by U.S. President Harry S. Truman to the position of Ambassador to the U.N.